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"I needed a book that explains how to use bitmap images and do image processing in them. The few pages in the book on those topics made the book worthwhile."
-- Boanerges Aleman-Meza "aleman", Aleman Blogs

"For anyone planning on doing some heavy duty canvas-based development, this book seems like a must-have, as it really does look like a solid and concise reference that would be a great alternative to the massive and intimidating Canvas spec."
-- Louis Lazaris, Impressive Webs

"This book covers the use of the HTML element canvas. The author explains how to draw lines, polygons, curves, apply colors, gradients, transparency, transformations, work with text, shadows and perform image processing operations using JavaScript. The reader needs a working knowledge of HTML and JavaScript. The first chapter is a tutorial on various aspects of canvas and the second chapter is a reference resource that gives the book its name. One cool thing I found is that despite being a "Pocket Reference", there are code examples too. The examples are simple and help those just starting to play with canvas. I recommend this book for those who will or already working with canvas. A reference guide is essential for anyone working with this technology. You can check my pt-BR review at:" Full Review >
-- Thiago Vespa,

"The canvas pocket Terence is a short read, aimed at introducing the canvas DOM element, and the way that it can be used. Additionally it provides a reference to the APIs, useful for people actually using canvas in anger. " Full Review >
-- Rob Dawson,

"Canvas Pocket Reference, By David Flanagan, is a short and sweet little book that covers the HTML5 canvas element, made famous by the likes of Mr. Doob's Harmony Sketch tool.In this book, David Flanagan assumes you are familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and focuses solely on the canvas element… " Full Review >
-- Wayne Werner,