ZIM - holiday cards with ZIMjs components for JavaScript and HTML Canvas with CreateJS


Dr. Abstract explains interactive logos for the HTML Canvas with JavaScript, CreateJS and ZIMjs interactive media framework Holiday "cards" offer an amazing opportunity to make fun little interactive media features. These do not take long to create and they help spread the holiday joy and keep in touch. Select MORE for some festive tips!

History

In the Victorian ages, they made interactive cards with holes to put fingers through for legs (more current version shown). Pop-up cards were a hit of the seventies.

Digital

With digital media, there are endless opportunities for interactive cards and distribution is easier as well. Here are four FLASH holiday cards by Inventor Dan Zen. These could now be made easily with ZIM with its conveniences, components and controls.

Industry

Google has been doing Doodles for the holidays. Here is an example of one that used CreateJS - the library that powers ZIM. ICT Games has made an advent calendar with a games behind the windows. Students around the world have made interactive holiday cards - it is a perfect challenge for new coders.

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An ornament maker Holiday Card

An ornament maker Holiday Card
An ornament maker Holiday Card

A spring Mini-site for industry directors
A spring Mini-site for industry directors

Valentine Card - needs two people!
Valentine Card - needs two people!

A physics powered Present! encouraging coding
A physics powered Present! encouraging coding

Heart Bleeps Valentine Card - turn up the sound
Heart Bleeps Valentine Card - turn up the sound

Scroll parallax Holiday Card


Scroll parallax Holiday Card
Scroll parallax Holiday Card

A collective coloring app Spring Card!
A collective coloring app Spring Card!

Animation on path Halloween Card for CodePen
Animation on path Halloween Card for CodePen

Gen-Pen created Holiday Video


Gen-Pen created Holiday Video
Gen-Pen created Holiday Video

A parallax surprise! Holiday Card - used as ZIM Bits example
A parallax surprise! Holiday Card - used as ZIM Bits example