HTML <canvas> tag

The canvas element is used in scripting to draw visuals on the fly (usually JavaScript). The <canvas> tag is translucent and merely serves as a container for graphics you must use a script to render the visuals.

Any text included within the <canvas> element will be shown in browsers that do not support <canvas> or have JavaScript disabled.

This tag is used as a container in an HTML page to render graphics such as 2D objects and bitmap pictures. <script> tags are used to draw the actual images within this container.





Attribute Value Description
height pixels The canvas's height is specified.
width pixels The width of the canvas is specified.

Supported Browsers

Element Chrome Firefox Safari Edge / IE Opera
<canvas> 4.0 2.0 3.1 9.0 9.0