I am a complete beginner to this, but it's something that I have wanted to do for such a long time so I thought I had better start somewhere. I have been inspired by Seb Lee-Delisle and his short presentation at London Web Standards. I would love to go to one of his training courses, but in the meantime there’s no reason not to give it a go.
This is the beginning of my experimentation with particles. I've created a couple of very basic particles explosions using canvas.
NOTE: Refresh the page if the two examples below are slow or completely black.