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  • Games
    An ImpactJS Overview: Resident RaverImpactjs jessefreman series
    In this video I will briefly go over one of my Impact games, how I set up some of the core logic and discuss how Impact's level editor works. Creating games with Impact is incredibly straight forward but with the tips from this video you will get a sense of what a final game looks like, how it's organized as well as some helpful tricks when it comes to working with the level editor.Read More…
  • Games
    An ImpactJS Overview: IntroductionImpactjs jessefreman series
    Impact is an incredibly powerful HTML5 game framework which takes advantage of modern browser's canvas element and can also run on mobile or be compile into a native iOS app. In this video I will go over the framework, how to set up a project, some background into how to create classes in it and finally go over the core classes that make up the framework. This is a high level overview which will give you a general sense for how things work.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Accessing the Same Saved Data With Separate Flash and JavaScript AppsFlashjshtml5
    In this tutorial I will show you how to access the same saved data in separate Flash and JavaScript apps, by storing it in HTML5 LocalStorage and using ExternalInterface to reach it with AS3. We will create the same app in both JavaScript and Flash to demonstrate that it is platform agnostic.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Toying With the HTML5 File System APIHtml5 badge
    HTML5 provides us with a whole crop of new possibilities, such as drawing with canvas, implementing multimedia with the audio and video APIs, and so on. One of these tools, which is still relatively new, is the File System API. It gives us access to a sandboxed section of the user's local file system, thus filling the gap between desktop and web applications even further! In today's tutorial, we'll go through the basics of this new and exciting API, exploring the most common filesystem tasks. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Games
    Animating Game Menus and Screen Transitions in HTML5: A Guide for Flash DevelopersSimplemenuhtml5
    HTML5 and Flash development may have a lot in common, but as a Flash developer I've still found it to be a monumental task to re-learn my old skills in HTML5. In this tutorial, I'll show you how I created an animated menu and screen transition for an HTML5 shoot-'em-up game.Read More…
  • HTML5
    oCanvas: A jQuery- and Flash-Style Library for HTML5 CanvasOcanvas
    With the advent of tools like Adobe Edge and libraries like EaselJS, more resources are becoming available for developers looking to create interactive HTML5 content. Many of these tools are being geared specifically for Flash developers to make the transition from ActionScript to HTML5 canvas a smooth one. This article will overview oCanvas, an HTML5 library that developers might not only find invaluable but also very easy to use.Read More…
  • Theme Development
    Convert Your WordPress Theme to HTML5Logo
    HTML5 introduces a great set of new features and easy options. Soon it will have the full support of most browsers in use today. Eventually everyone will have to convert WordPress themes from XHTML to HTML5. After Google's Panda Update, your site needs clearer and more human-readable code to rank better on Google. I will teach you how to convert your theme from XHTML to HTML5. We will also take care of the 2% of internet users with JavaScript disabled (for backward compatibility).Read More…
  • Games
    Create an HTML5 Canvas Tile Swapping PuzzleHtml5 canvas puzzle
    In this tutorial we will be working with the HTML5 canvas and Javascript to create a dynamic tile swapping game. The result will be a puzzle that works with any given image, and has flexible difficulty levels that are easily adjusted. Read More…
  • Games
    An Introduction to the HTML5 Gamepad APIGamepadapi preview
    As HTML games begin to gradually increase in popularity, vendors are starting to introduce some exciting new APIs to make gaming that little bit sweeter for both us developers and our end players. One of these is the GamepadAPI, which allows you to connect your good old console gamepad into your computer and use it for browser based games, plug and play style. Let's dive in!Read More…
  • General
    The Rise of HTML5 in WordPressHtml5
    2011 was a big year for the advancement of HTML5 in the web development community. It became pretty widely adopted, especially for the mobile web. There have been major projects that help developers use HTML5, like Paul Irish's HTML5 Boilerplate (technically 2010, but popularized in 2011) and books galore! I would strongly recommend Jeremy Keith's HTML5 for Web Designers, published by the venerable A Book Apart (a service by Happy Cog). But what started as a movement in 2010 became the proper way to do things in 2011, from mobile websites to progressive enhancements, and that includes integrating HTML5 into WordPress themes.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    An in Depth Analysis of HTML5 Multimedia and AccessibilityHtml5 media and accessibility
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how HTML5 helps to provide you with several ways of presenting your media content to users. As a result, you’ll increase the availability of your media to users with different needs and requirements, making it more accessible. This tutorial comes courtesy of the recently released HTML5 Multimedia book.Read More…
  • HTML5
    Getting Started With EaselJS: A Flash-Like Interface for the HTML5 CanvasPreview
    There's been some resistance from Flash developers to our new HTML5 content. In this article - aimed at experienced AS3 coders - we'll look at EaselJS, a JavaScript library that makes working with the HTML5 canvas very similar to working with the Flash display list.Read More…
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