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  • Download and install EaselJS and the CreateJS tools
  • Draw graphic primitives
  • Display dynamic text
  • Load images with JavaScript and PreloadJS
  • Work with Display Objects and the display list
  • Create the Container class
  • Learn the concept of a registration point
  • Handle mouse and touch events
  • Create animations with TweenJS and the Ticker class
  • Generate and use spritesheets with Zoë and EaselJS
  • Build cross-platform games and applications for desktop and mobile devices

EaselJS, created by Grant Skinner, greatly simplifies application and game development in HTML5 Canvas and allows for the creation of an amazing user experience with a look, feel, and behaviour similar to native iOS and Android applications.

Instant EaselJS Starter is a starter guide that provides you with all the information you need to quickly create HTML5 canvas web applications. You will also learn how to use the other CreateJS tools like PreloadJS, TweenJS, Zoë and the CreateJS Toolkit to create fancy user experiences.

This book provides an introduction of the most important and useful features of EaselJS which is a part of the CreateJS suite, a JavaScript library for building rich and interactive Web Content. It will take you through a number of clear and practical tasks that will help you to create your first responsive HTML5 Canvas applications.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn to create interactive web content with the latest version of EaselJS framework and the HTML5 Canvas element
  • Starts with the basics and you will soon find yourself creating responsive and customized applications
  • Learn how to use EaselJS, TweenJS, and PreloadJS to create user interfaces and interactive animations
Page Count 54
Course Length 1 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781782165194
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2013


Fabio Biondi

Fabio Biondi is a freelancer, living in the north-east of Italy. Since 2003, he deals almost exclusively with the Adobe Flash Platform technologies.He is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) in Flex, AIR, Flash Professional, Flash Catalyst, and FlashLite (ACE) and he has devoted all his time and resources to the development of custom interactive user interfaces for web, mobile, and touch displays for many international brands.Since 2011 he has been focusing almost entirely on the development of cross-platform web applications in HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, AngularJS, and HTML5 canvas through the use of the CreateJS suite.Fabio runs a blog ( and a YouTube channel ( com/user/BiondiFabio) where he provides tutorials, snippets, and many prototypes related to HTML5, AIR, Flash, Arduino, Kinect, and collaborative applications.