Monkey on a Keyboard

my online scrapbook of scrambled thoughts

I've been talking a lot about music blogging, paint blogging, etc. Now, I want to get real with it. Let's talk first about paint blogging, the easiest one. It's as simple as painting on a real canvas, but instead, you're doing it at an online canvas, yes, an online "canvas", literally. Canvas is the new html element introduced in HTML 5 capable of rendering 2D/3D graphics without the need of any plugin. It's like having an interactive flash paint application in your website without having to download and install flash plugin! Isn't that great? Let's kill Flash!

This canvas will be needed the most when you're dealing with flash-uncapable devices such as iPhone, iPad, and the other iDevices. However, their built in web browser already support HTML 5 AFAIK, CMIIW.

Well, enough with the chit-chat and let me show you the concept of this kind of blogging. Below is the online canvas. You can check in the source of this page, it literally is a canvas.

Unfortunately, your browser does not support the HTML5 canvas element.


Imagine if you can pick your palette, your type of drawing tools (pencil, brush, etc), and imagine if you can save it and blog about it right away. Imagine if you can make an animation out of it. What a delightful experience.

Well, that's a glimpse of what the web is capable of doing in the time being and what we can do about it. Of course there's a lot of great things beside this simple paint blogging capability, but that's all I can share for now. So, set your dream high as the web might surprise you for the next couple of months.

Thank you for reading, and happy blogging!

   Posted in Web        Yohanes Mario Chandra