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Using the HTML5 Canvas Tag to Actually Draw Your Logo?
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dedalus
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Feb 3, 2010, 05:32 PM
 
I’ve made this ideogrammatic vector logo for my website which I would like to have rendered exclusively through HTML5’s canvas tag, no reference image, pure code. OmniGraffle doesn’t seem to have an ‘export to JavaScript vectorisation instructions’ option, so I was wondering if any of you guys had some experience with this kind of stuff. Basically, the logo consists of two fried eggs superimposed on a cup of tea, superimposed on an hourglass, and encircled by a pea.

I'm currently reading these documents on the subject matter:

http://developer.apple.com/safari/li...cts/index.html
http://developer.apple.com/safari/li...01236-BAJGJJAH
http://developer.apple.com/safari/li...eringContext2D

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Feb 3, 2010, 05:47 PM
 
Should be possible if not all that fun. IIRC, the Canvas API is essentially a slightly different syntax for PostScript. You should be able to save your image in PostScript format and convert all the PostScript instructions to JavaScript calls. Probably a little more work than that, but it sounds more troublesome than impossible.
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Feb 3, 2010, 06:06 PM
 
Might also want to look at Raphaël—JavaScript Library i've used this library indirectly through the graphing project based on it.
     
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Feb 3, 2010, 06:20 PM
 
Basically, the logo consists of two fried eggs superimposed on a cup of tea, superimposed on an hourglass, and encircled by a pea.
I realise this is quite off-topic, but I just have to ask: what on earth could that possibly be a logo for?!
     
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Feb 3, 2010, 06:22 PM
 
Thanks, Chuck. Useful info, I shall definitely look into that further.

And, Warren, really great link, very much obliged, indeed.

You’re a credit to the community, both of you.

     
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Feb 3, 2010, 06:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I realise this is quite off-topic, but I just have to ask: what on earth could that possibly be a logo for?!
As I said, it’s ideogrammatic. You can extrapolate the uri from the logo. Shouldn’t be a problem for you, Oisín.
     
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Feb 3, 2010, 06:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by dedalus View Post
As I said, it’s ideogrammatic. You can extrapolate the uri from the logo. Shouldn’t be a problem for you, Oisín.
www.eggsonteaontimeinpea.com doesn’t seem to exist.
     
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Feb 3, 2010, 06:45 PM
 
Think SMS.

Five letters. It would have been four, but for domain squatters.

(The site isn’t live yet, anyway, I’ll upload it when ready.)

     
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Feb 5, 2010, 03:25 PM
 
I'm intrigued.
     
   
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