Following on from my initial work with the canvas tag to create the canvas site logo generator, I worked on the dynamic aspects of the canvas tag, to prove to myself it could be used to create the sort of animations Flash and Silverlight are designed for.
This example is obviously relatively trivial but does go to show what can be achieved.
A while ago I discovered the canvas tag and thought I would have a play around with it. This page is the first result of that exploration and has been used to quickly create bitmaps of the site logo.
The canvas tag, and libraries built on it, could become a real contender on the web. The ability to script and dynamically manipulate resolution independent vector graphics on a web page makes this potentially a viable alternative to Flash, even if the tools are not yet there.
But, as usual, certain popular browser have done their own thing and don't support it. Maybe some day, when this is more widely supported, we'll see it everywhere as a light weight replacement to anything requiring a browser plugin.