Welcome to RectangleWorld, a new blog by Dan Gries of flashandmath. Although I am still very much interested in Flash and ActionScript, I am beginning to explore HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript, and will be posting some beginner-to-advanced tutorials here as I work on mapping my skills to this new environment.

Coming from a background in ActionScript, I am accustomed to working with strongly typed variables, a display list, mouse event listeners attached to individual display objects, bitmapdata with BlurFilters and GlowFilters and ColorMatrixFilters…the list goes on. It is a challenge to learn to work without these things, and I plan to write tutorials both for new coders and for seasoned ActionScript developers looking to add HTML5 Canvas to their repertoire.

Please check back often!