Rasters, Vectors & Scripting, Oh My!
Webuquerque in April ‘10
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However, the <canvas> element is a raster element. Rasters make some people gag, and with good reason. For the vector lovers out there, we have Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). SVG support in browsers has grown strong, and there is support in the spec and in browsers for scripting them, allowing us to do some pretty amazing vector works in dynamic, interactive ways as well.
While being technical in nature, this discussion will also be somewhat on the edge of the technology — not quite bleeding-edge, but these areas of web development are still being explored. Along that line, we'll also briefly touch upon WebGL, which is a very new specification for doing full in-browser 3D graphics work without any plugins at all.
It's a brave new world for graphics on the 'net. Let's take a look together.
Date, Time & Location
- Wednesday, April 7, 2010
- 6:30–7:30 pm
- One Up Elevated Lounge
- 301 Central NW, 2nd Floor
- Albuquerque, NM 87102
- Google map
About Our Speaker
While other kids were out doing normal kid things like sports or something, Brian spent as much of his childhood as possible in front of computer screens. As such, he's been developing software in a variety of forms since 1992.
Having received a BS in CS from UNM, Brian has worked as a professional in software development for 12 years, working for everything from small seat-of-the-pants web shops to America Online during its heyday, creating both desktop and web-based applications (vastly preferring the latter).