Category: Vector Graphics

  • Augmented Reality on the Web in 2019

    Augmented Reality on the Web in 2019

    James Milner | May 21, 2019

    Augmented Reality (AR) brings digital information or media and interweaves it with our experience of the real-world. In recent years Augmented Reality has become apparent in the consumer space in two major formats: head mounted displays such as the Microsoft HoloLens and the Magic Leap along with more widely available experiences on mobile devices. Here

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  • Programmatically create images with the CSS Paint API

    Programmatically create images with the CSS Paint API

    Umar Hansa | August 27, 2018

    The CSS Paint API is a modern web platform feature to programmatically create images in JavaScript which are rendered to the page when referenced by CSS. You create images using the Canvas API, an API with which you may already be familiar.

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  • Typings for dojox/gfx

    Dylan Schiemann | April 25, 2017

    dojox/gfx is Dojo 1.x’s vector graphics library, with support for SVG, Canvas, and other legacy rendering environments through a drawing API based on the semantics of SVG. This API also provides the foundation for dojox/charting. Often the biggest challenge in working with vector graphics is the large number of possible configuration settings and permutations. TypeScript

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  • Dojo Charting: Dive Into Theming

    Dojo Charting: Dive Into Theming

    Mike Wilcox | November 9, 2012

    The previous installment of the Dive Into Dojo series shows how easy it is to Dive Into Dojo Charting. It comes with dozens of stylish themes you can effortlessly plug into any chart. But what if you want your charts to match your website’s design or business’ branding? No worries: Dojo’s charting library allows you

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  • The Dojo Toolkit and Deft

    Mike Wilcox | August 3, 2008

    A new top-level package was recently added to the Dojo Toolkit called Deft — an acronym for Dojo Experimental Flex Technology. The Deft package was created and is maintained by SitePen’s Tom Trenka, taking advantage of Adobe’s new MPL licensing, and the corresponding APIs of the Flash Player. Most articles focus on Adobe’s Flex Builder,

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Dojo Charting, Part 1 of 2

    A Beginner’s Guide to Dojo Charting, Part 1 of 2

    Doug McMaster | June 6, 2008

    Welcome! If you are looking for a way to quickly and easily add great looking and functional charts and graphs to your web pages, you’ve found the right place. All you need is a tiny bit of JavaScript skills and a copy of Dojo. In this two part guide, we look at how easy it

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  • SVG + CSS Animations = Fisheye Fun

    Torrey Rice | March 28, 2008

    Recently Apple delivered Safari 3.1 with some very exciting features. While we still can’t use things like multiple background images and drop shadows across all browsers, we are getting to play with the future and I, for one, am loving it. One of the most interesting things in Safari 3.1 is the (hopefully soon to

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  • Eugene Lazutkin, Peter Higgins & Kris Zyp Join SitePen

    Eugene Lazutkin, Peter Higgins & Kris Zyp Join SitePen

    Dylan Schiemann | January 2, 2008

    As we kick off 2008, I’m pleased and extremely excited to announce that we’ve added some awesome, new talent to the SitePen team. Eugene Lazutkin is highly respected in Dojo circles for his work on Drag-n-drop, GFX (2D and 3D), Charting, and many other crucial 0.9 and 1.0 features. For the past two years, Eugene

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  • Standards and Recommendations

    Standards and Recommendations

    Dylan Schiemann | December 19, 2007

    In response to recent articles by Andy Clarke and David Baron, Alex recently said that the W3C cannot save us. The most significant point being made is that you cannot standardize the future, and you should not punish those who attempt to push the envelope through experimentation and invention. In the late 90s, there was

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  • dojox.gfx on the iPhone

    Dylan Schiemann | November 5, 2007

    Chris Mitchell of IBM had a few days of free time prior to the Dojo 1.0 release, and so he added Canvas support for dojox.gfx. While Canvas does not offer all of the DOM goodness of SVG, it does have one key features: it works today on the iPhone. While we expect the iPhone’s version

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  • SVG missing on the iPhone

    SVG missing on the iPhone

    Dylan Schiemann | July 3, 2007

    Safari on the iPhone does not currently have support for SVG. Safari 3 beta on Mac and Windows is currently the best browser on the planet for SVG performance, so this is a somewhat disappointing omission. We are hopeful that by the end of the year, the iPhone will receive the Safari 3 upgrade, and

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  • Ajax “Dark Matter”

    Ajax “Dark Matter”

    Dylan Schiemann | April 19, 2007

    Until the release of GMail, much of the innovation in the world of Ajax (at that time known as DHTML and JavaScript) was occurring behind the scenes in corporate intranet applications. At one point, Alex Russell and I concluded that the “DHTML Dark Matter” was at least 10 times the size of the public-facing applications

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  • AjaxWorld and SXSW talks on dojo.gfx

    Dylan Schiemann | March 27, 2007

    At SXSW and AjaxWorld, I had the opportunity to talk about dojo.gfx and native web vector graphics in general. The amazing thing about these talks was the large number of attendees familiar with and interested in SVG, Canvas, and other native vector graphics formats. It’s still very early, but the interest in collaborative web applications

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