Computers

The Essential Guide to HTML5

Author: Jeanine Meyer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 810

HTML5 opens up a plethora of new avenues for application and game development on the web. Games can now be created and interacted with directly within HTML, with no need for users to download extra plugins, or for developers to learn new languages. Important new features such as the Canvas tag enable drawing directly onto the web page. The Audio tag allows sounds to be triggered and played from within your HTML code, the WebSockets API facilitates real-time communication, and the local storage API enables data such as high scores or game preferences to be kept on a user's computer for retrieval next time they play. All of these features and many more are covered within The Essential Guide to HTML5. The book begins at an introductory level, teaching the essentials of HTML5 and JavaScript through game development. Each chapter features a familiar game type as its core example, such as hangman, rock-paper-scissors, or dice games, and uses these simple constructs to build a solid skillset of the key HTML5 concepts and features. By working through these hands on examples, you will gain a deep, practical knowledge of HTML5 that will enable you to build your own, more advanced games and applications. Concepts are introduced and motivated with easy-to-grasp, appealing examples Code is explained in detail after general explanations Reader is guided into how to make the examples 'their own' What you’ll learn Use HTML5 and JavaScript to create interactive web sites Program in JavaScript with the new HTML5 features Draw on canvas and place text on the canvas Create animated scenes using timing events Handle mouse events for interaction with the user/player Important concepts useful in any programming language/environment HTML tags, canvas, Math.random, setInterval, setTimerout, addEventListener, Date, localStorage and other features Who this book is for Anyone who wants to make interactive websites. This book is suited for: Total beginners Those who have done some HTML but are afraid to do any programming Those with some experience with HTML, JavaScript, or Flash ActionScript but who are unfamiliar with the new features in HTML5 Table of Contents The Basics Dice Game Bouncing Ball Cannonball and Slingshot The Memory (aka Concentration) Game Quiz Mazes Rock, Paper, Scissors Hangman Blackjack
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Thunder Agents Companion

Author: Jon B. Cooke

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 888

This is the authorized — and definitive — book on the history of such memorable characters as Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, Andor, the Iron Maiden, and all the other super-heroes and super-villains created by the late, great Wallace Wood and company! Included are interviews with Woody’s creative team, as well as those superb writers and artists involved in the various Thunder Agents resurrections over the decades, and a detailed examination of the origins and exploits of the characters themselves, including the shocking truth behind the first super-hero to ever be “killed,” Menthor, the master of mental force! This exclusive book also features reams of rarely-seen or previous unpublished artwork, including a rare 28-page T-Agents story drawn by Paul Gulacy, unpublished stories by Gulacy, Paris Cullins, and others, all behind a Jerry Ordway cover. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
Art

Best of Draw! Volume 1

Author: Mike Manley

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 766

The Best of Draw! Volume One complies material from the first two sold-out issues of Draw!, the "How-To" magazine on comics and cartooning! Presented here are a wealth of tutorials by, and interviews with, the top professionals in the industry! Featured are demonstrations by: Dave Gibbons (layout and drawing on the computer), Bret Blevins (drawing lovely women, painting from life, and creating figures that "feel"), Jerry Ordway (detailing his working methods), Klaus Janson and Ricardo Villagran (inking techniques), Genndy Tartakovsky (on animation and Samurai Jack), Steve Conley (creating web comics and cartoons), Phil Hester and Ande Parks (penciling and inking), and more! Each artist presents their work step-by-step, so you can see it progress to finished form, learning valuable tips and tricks along the way.
Book covers

The Paperback Art of James Avati

Author: Piet Schreuders

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Book covers

Page: 200

View: 684

Monografie van de Amerikaanse coverschilder James Avati (1912-2005).
Business & Economics

The Financial Professional's Guide to Communication

Author: Robert L. Finder

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 613

Today, financial clients are profoundly skeptical. They’ve been burned. Their consultants and advisors talk too much, use too much confusing technical jargon, work from too many boilerplate scripts, repeat too many generic caveats and useless disclaimers. Above all, clients say, their advisors don’t listen well, and don’t link their own needs and views to the recommendations they present. To succeed in today’s radically new environment, financial advisors must first transform the way they communicate. In The Financial Professional’s Guide to Communication, one of the world’s leading experts on the financial client relationship shows them how to do precisely that. Drawing on his experience training elite financial professionals worldwide, Bob Finder shows how to actively listen, speak plainly with precision and passion, and engage clients with uncommon effectiveness. Finder demonstrates how to focus relentlessly on what matters most to each individual client, and then deliver intensely relevant recommendations with clarity and impact, in your own voice. You’ll learn how to bring imagination, creativity, and even entertainment to your presentations and conversations, and use constructive criticism to keep improving with every new client meeting. Using these proven techniques, you can deliver truly extraordinary levels of professionalism and service, gain the powerful new competitive edge you’re desperately searching for – and earn equally powerful rewards for yourself.
Religion

Tom Harpur 4-Book Bundle

Author: Tom Harpur

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 1176

View: 250

This special bundle of titles collects four essential books by renowned religious writer and columnist Tom Harpur, designed to provoke thought and to provide spiritual comfort.
Computers

Learning Web Design

Author: Jennifer Niederst

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 454

View: 695

A guide to Web design basics covers HTML, lists, links, tables, and frames, authoring programs, Web graphics applications, navigation systems, and information and interface design.
Literary Criticism

Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

Author: Mark Christopher Allister

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 747

This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Justice League Companion

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 219

View: 553

Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!
Comics & Graphic Novels

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122

Author: John Arcudi

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 26

View: 519

Johann travels to Japan to fight giant monsters, but what he discovers is even more disturbing. A man with no brain has been drawing pictures . . . and they tell a terrifying story. * Perfect jumping-on point for new readers. If you've ever fantasized about fighting monsters, there's no reason to not pick this thing up.�Comic Bastards