Sketchpad Is A No-Flash-Required HTML5 Painting App

Sketchpad Is A No-Flash-Required HTML5 Painting App

Chrome/Firefox/Safari: Want proof that HTML5 is the way of the future? Try Sketchpad, a surprisingly robust online painting app that doesn’t require Flash, Shockwave or any other plug-in — just a modern browser and a mouse.

Run by a team that dubs themselves Colorjack, this “Sketchpad” demo shows off the capabilities of modern JavaScript and HTML5 support. You can paint any colour in any shade or opacity, take on patterns and “Spirographs” and use all the tools you’re likely familiar with from Microsoft’s older versions of that old Paint standby.

Sketchpad also offers a handful of control windows you can move around and keep open. If the app supported drag-and-drop file imports, as Firefox 3.6 does, this would be a truly robust, and almost desktop-replacing, web app.

Sketchpad [Colorjack via DZone]


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