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Canvas Cookbook

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Canvas Cookbook

Overview of this book

With the growing popularity of HTML5 Canvas, this book offers tailored recipes to help you develop portable applications, presentations, and games. The recipes are simple yet creative and build on each other. At every step, the book inspires the reader to develop his/her own recipe. From basic to advanced, every aspect of Canvas API has been covered to guide readers to develop their own application, presentation, or game.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Canvas Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Drawing a mirror image

Everyone knows what a mirror image looks like. So here is the output of our new recipe:

How to do it

The recipe goes as follows:

The HTML code:

<script src="MirrorImage.js"></script>
<body onload="init();">
<canvas id="MyCanvasArea" width="440" height="440" style="border:2px solid blue;" > your browser does not support canvas</canvas>
<h1>A mirror image</h1>

The JavaScript code:

var can;
var ctx;
var flowerimage;
function init()
  can = document.getElementById('MyCanvasArea'),
  ctx = can.getContext('2d');


  function draw()
    flowerimage = new Image();
    flowerimage.src = 'goodmorning.jpg';
    flowerimage.onload = function(){
      ctx.translate(0, -100);