Generative Artwork with HTML5

MIX Online teamed up with Joshua Davis, the well-known digital generative artist, to create an open source HTML5 Canvas-based JavaScript library called Okapi.

The technology behind the Okapi toolset was originally created for Endless Mural, an online art exhibition where users can create generative art.

The creators were working on some HTML5-based apps for the beta launch of Internet Explorer 9, and Okapi became part of that project.

The interface is slick and works really well, beautifully showcasing Okapi’s capabilities as well as the capabilities of HTML5′s canvas element.


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It seems like we’re still just scratching the surface of what HTML5 is capable of, and different people and organizations come up with new uses and ideas all the time.

MIX Online teamed up with Joshua Davis, the well-known digital generative artist, to create an open source HTML5 Canvas-based JavaScript library called Okapi.

The technology behind the Okapi toolset was originally created for Endless Mural, an online art exhibition where users can create generative art.

The creators were working on some HTML5-based apps for the beta launch of Internet Explorer 9, and Okapi became part of that project.

The interface is slick and works really well, beautifully showcasing Okapi’s capabilities as well as the capabilities of HTML5′s canvas element.

The great thing about Okapi is that because it’s open source, you can use it for your own creative projects. The framework makes it possible to create generative art in a way that was never before possible without a browser plugin. It works in any canvas-enabled browser (most modern browsers fall into this category).

MIX Online is currently running a fantastic contest with Endless Mural where you can win $500 or a skateboard. All you need to do is follow them on Twitter, create and save a drawing in Endless Mural, and then send them a tweet about it. Leer más “Generative Artwork with HTML5”

Internet Explorer 9 Beta: Reviewed and Benchmarked | Nettuts+


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Summary

It appears Microsoft has clear goals when it comes to IE9. They want to embrace modern standards and contribute to governing bodies like W3C to aid interoperability. IE9 is a massive leap forward from IE8′s attempts at HTML5, CSS3 and SVG. And it also feels like this is the browser they wanted to release with Windows 7. Looking at some of the new interface changes, like Jump Lists, reinforces this.

The benchmarks have shown problems still exist between IE9 and HTML5, but the advancements in hardware acceleration really shine through. Bugs do exist, some websites fail to load and it may take some time to get used to the new layout, but we need to remember this is still in beta stages, so maybe we could forgive it for the odd problem throughout development.

So despite it’s cons, I’m happy testing out my latest web designs in IE9 and I am really excited about the final product.

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to IE9 Beta and try it out, even if it is only to play PacMan in the IE9 Test Center!

Full test here:
Internet Explorer 9 Beta: Reviewed and Benchmarked | Nettuts+
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