Create and Control a Snow Effect on Your Website using HTML5 Canvas in this Festive Season
Created by Alexander Charles, Director of XandY Design.com
Note: This plugin is based on Jason Brown's solution found here.
Modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on both desktop and smartphones have been tested. I have not tested this on IE.
Let it Snow is a little plugin that is based off the solution of creating a snow effect with HTNL5 Canvas by Jason Brown.
To add this to your website, simply include the latest jQuery library together with jquery.let_it_snow.js into your document's <head>, and simply call the function like this:
speed: 0, // How fast the snow falls can be define here. You can choose a number in between 0 – 5. The higher, the faster. The default value is 0.
interaction: true, // This option allows viewer to interact with the falling snow. Toggle this to false if you don't want the snow to be interactive. The default value is true.
size: 2, // You can set the size of the snow here. Choose a number between 0 – 10+. The higher, the bigger. The default size is 2.
count: 200, // This allows you to set the number of snows displayed at a time. The default count is 200.
opacity: 0, // The opacity variation of the snow. You can choose a number in between 0.00 and 1.00 to set the base opacity and the plugin will randomly generate snows with slightly varied opacity.
color: "#ffffff", // You can set the color of the snow here. This option only accepts HEX color code in full 6 digits. The default value is "#ffffff"
windPower: 0, // You can set the wind power here. If you want the wind to blow left, set a positive number in this option., if you want the wind to blow right, set a negative number in this option. The default value is 0.
image: false // You can define a path to an image to be used instead of a default circle here. The default value is false.
And that's all for this plugin. Stay tuned for more updates.
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