Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Building a Pure HTML5 and JavaScript Icons Editor

I've just released my first web based project. It's a pure HTML5 and JavaScript icons editor which I thought, coming from a Windows background, would be a good way for me to learn some of the capabilities and limitations of these technologies. So with that in mind, I decided I would not allow myself any server side code and once the initial page had been loaded every feature had to be implemented without any further calls back to the server.

I have successfully tested my icons editor with current versions of FireFox, Chrome and Opera but there is a known issue with the export feature in IE, I will need to try come up with a work around for that.

I already have some useful features on there, you can

  • Create new icons
  • Editing existing icons
  • Import existing images
  • Draw circles and rectangles
  • And there's a rather slick colour picker, even if I do say so myself!
Feel free to suggest any new features and I'll take a look at adding them.

Over the coming weeks I'll be blogging about these features and some of the challenges I faced. Take a look at the first related post on the colour picker.

In my second installment I show how you can read binary data using the HTML5 File API from a local file in the browser.

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