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JavaScript Web Drawing Frameworks

JavaScript Web Drawing Frameworks
Over at Smashing Magazine they have put together a very good post about JavaScript web drawing frameworks. The post pits Paper.js against Processing.js against Raphaël. All three frameworks allow you to do some great things in the browser through JavaScript and give you a good alternative to Flash for web animation. The frameworks are pretty close in a lot of ways, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Below is the overview of each framework from the post.


Paper.js Processing.js Raphaël
Technology canvas tag canvas tag SVG
Language PaperScript Processing script JavaScript
Browsers IE 9 IE 9 IE 7
Mobile Yes Yes iOS only
Model Vector and raster Raster Vector
Size 56 KB 64 KB 20 KB

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