Sketchpad: Gorgeous HTML5 painting app

Sketchpad: Gorgeous HTML5 painting app


[tweetmeme]Day by day, the need for Flash as a browser technology weakens. Enterprising developers have been creating some stunning user interfaces on the web, using just HTML5 and other open technologies as the engine.

Sketchpad by Mugtug is a Pixelmator-like application that has desktop like tools, colour selection, patterns, swatches, all built using HTML5 and CSS. The performance is pretty good on my iMac, spiking to 60% while working, but idling when not. The UI doesn’t seem to have been designed for touch, so I couldn’t get it to do anything great on the iPhone.

It will not replace your current desktop image editor, and it may get rid of Flash by itself, but it’s a tool you must check out and admire for what it is.