ZIM - Code and Learn Coding with ZIM for JavaScript and HTML Canvas with CreateJS

ABOUT

Here's a SITE INTRO and a WHY ZIM - SEE MORE BELOW!

ZIM ABOUT - Code Philosophy for JavaScript HTML Canvas Coding
INTRO

ZIM is an open source JavaScript Framework for the HTML Canvas. You code in a text editor and view the code in a Browser. You can make visually rich games, apps, art and sites. ZIM is powered by the wonderful CreateJS with many thanks to their team! Here are the ZIM site sections:

When you have used ZIM for a while, we hope that you might support us on PATREON - come see the rewards and give Pragma a hand at her goal to get ZIM to the people!

please help support ZIM on PATREON - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs
FEATURES

See the DOCS for all features and the CODE section for special treats!

ZIM Features - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs
APPLICATIONS

Please see the WHY ZIM video and the EXAMPLES section for more:

ZIM Features - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs
ARCHIVES

We are now on version 6 (SIX) of ZIM which adds Canvas Accessibility for screen readers on desktop and mobile. Version 5 (VEE) of ZIM added ZIM VEE objects for dynamic parameters as well as renamed modules, GPU support and publication of our FIVE helper modules.

ZIM VEE - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs

Here are the previous versions where ZIM 4TH gave us the ZIM 4TH methods for ZIM display objects. ZIM TRI gave us THREE meta functions: Async, Wonder and Distill. ZIM DUO gave us the ZIM DUO technique of passing regular parameters or a single configuration object. ZIM ONE gave us ZIM!

ZIM 4TH Archived Site - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs ZIM TRI Archived Site - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs ZIM DUO Archived Site - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs ZIM ONE Archived Site - JavaScript HTML Canvas Interactive Media Framework powered by CreateJS - ZIMjs
REVIEWS

Here are a few comments people have left about ZIM - comments are always welcome!

Frank Los:

Ha... it's not easy to do responsive HTML5 Canvas. But we did it. Thanks to the great javascript library of ZIM.

Stacey Reiman:

Hey, ZIM is the most awesome library for making kids apps in JS that I think EXISTS!!! Thank you!!!

Andreas Erni:

I've never seen such perfect documentation on a JS library before!

James Barrett:

ZIMjs is the very best place to go for educators transitioning from Flash to Canvas. Incredible library, excellent documentation!

Paul Robert:

I just discovered Zim, and I agree that it is a fantastic canvas JS library.

Dima Nikolaev:

So great a tool. Such huge potential for the whole web - I see a bunch of apps, sites based on this tool in my head - which will help all people! Dan, it's a God Tool )) I think it's The Evolution step in the web. I am your fan from now ))

Fabio Cannioto:

Thank you ZIM. I currently develop with your great creation!!!

TEAM
Sultans of ZIM
Aurelia Rao - Sultan of ZIM - Communications Rex van der Spuy - Sultan of ZIM - Counsel Daniel Bradley - Sultan of ZIM - Projects Dan Zen - Sultan of ZIM - Creation
Aurélia Rao
Communications
Rex van der Spuy
Counsel
Daniel Bradley
Projects
Dan Zen
Creation

ARTIST - Antonio Caggiano has illustrated and animated the Dr. Abstract and Pragma characters for ZIM. He is at the renowned Sheridan School of Animation and currently working on the Big Hero 6 show in Belgium.

Antonio Caggiano Animator

FOUNDER - Dan Zen is a Canadian New Media Awards Programmer (2002) and Educator (2008) of the Year. Please visit his MUSEUM of Interactive Works - the front page of which is built in ZIM. He is also a Hamilton Arts Awards (2017) media arts winner for his work in ZIM including apps and visualizations.

Dan Zen - Award winning Museum of Interactive Works Dan Zen - Award winning Museum of Interactive Works

Dan Zen teaches in the Interactive Media post-grad program at Sheridan College in Canada. He gives talks and workshops on code and creativity - send him an EMAIL.

Sheridan Interactive Media Pictures Dan Zen - Technology and Creativity Talks

FRIENDS - The ZIM team would like to thank all the coders, supporters and people making the environment in which we work! (click for links)

Friends of ZIM - CreateInTO, Sheridan College, McMaster University, City of Hamilton, Software Hamilton, Ladies Learning Code, FITC, Dan Zen
CreateJS - A suite of modular libraries and tools which work together or independently to enable rich interactive content on open web technologies via HTML5.

ZIM is made in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - currently experiencing a cultural renaissance - but has been used in many countries like:

Argentina | Australia | Austria | Bangladesh | Belgium | Bolivia | Brazil | Bulgaria | Canada | Colombia | Denmark | Ecuador | France | Germany | Guatemala | Haiti | Hong Kong | Hungary | India | Italy | Japan | Kenya | Korea | Luxembourg | Mexico | Netherlands | Norway | Pakistan | Palestine | Peru | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Singapore | Slovenia | South Africa | Thailand | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom | United States | Uzbekistan | Venezuela | Vietnam
PHILOSOPHY

A logical model of life is called a Philosophy.

We have broken down life into Classes, Objects, Methods, Properties and Events with Object Oriented Programming (OOP). Programming basics of Variables give us memory, Conditionals give us logic and Randomness give us odds for emotions to allow us to recreate life with Simulations, Games and Artificial Intelligence.

Node Globe - Philosophy of Nodism Node Globe - Philosophy of Nodism Node Globe - Philosophy of Nodism

This philosophical view is called NODISM and we are NODISTS when we code and part of the NODIST COLONY! The Node Globes (radial hierarchies) above represent actual fragments of HTML.

CREATIVITY FRAMEWORK

Please watch the INTRO VIDEO to the CREATIVITY FRAMEWORK where we see easy definitions and diagrams describing how code and indeed life is organized!

Creativity Framework
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