It is an incredible element available in HTML5. To use it one must have enough knowledge in Javascript and a bit of CSS along with the HTML. Canvas elements are very useful to generate animations, online and offline games, interactive design features, and dynamic graphic elements. The biggest advantage of the canvas element is its easiness in transforming a blank page into a dynamic interactive web page and then convert that web app to a mobile application. The canvas element lets us draw graphical elements directly to the web page see it rendering in real-time. Even though we can do this using the flash, but there are some differences between the two. First of all, Canvas is an embedded element within the HTML.

The script that runs is either in HTML or in an external file. This means the canvas element is part of the DOM itself. Flash is just an embedded external file. It uses either the embed element or object element and has no interaction with any other elements. The canvas element is supported by all web browsers by default. But in order to run flash, we need to install plugins in browsers. But the plugins make difficulties like outdated version installs and compatibility with operating systems.Canvas elements make web pages more interactive and dynamic. It adds life to the static elements on the web page like images, text, and graphics by converting them into animated dynamic elements.