HTML 5 canvas particles

Finally, a year and a half after I wrote that I was still waiting with html5 development, I’ve finally took my first steps in exploring the canvas element. I took a familiar subject, particles, mixed it with my basic javascript knowlegde and Google search skills, which resulted in the following (Chrome and Safari only):

http://www.hdinteraction.nl/blog/experiments/html5/particles/

First comparison to developing Flash applications:

  • Haven’t found nice development tools yet (tips are welcome)
  • Debugging javascript takes a lot of time
  • Cross browser support for the techniques I used is poor
  • Browser performance varies greatly
  • But, it is a lot of fun