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sketchy hand-drawn style lines


I am looking for some sort of library (ideally js and css) to make html containers to have hand-drawn-like borders.

This is to build a comic-book style for as website.

I would want to stay away from using static svgs because of at certain point using those would produce repetition on the line patterns. I would like to get the serendipity and uniqueness of sketchy and hand-drwan lines.

I've been looking at paper.js and raphael.js, but using the canvas element is not an option for me, because I want this style to be part of regular hypertext containers.

I would appreciate any hint towards this.


I hate to answer my own questions, but here we go.

I finally used Raphaeljs (a library to generate SVG vector graphics with javascript) and Handdrawn.js (A Raphael plugin to add some wobbles on the SVG paths and in this way give it the sketchy look and feel).

I am using Angular to create a couple of directives to create an Angular mini framework for web-comic layouting.

Here a first proof of concept.

If you refresh you will find that the lines are slightly different each time. As in all AngularJS directives the style for the layout is very declarative.

A lot to improve yet.

1 Answer

S Alexander
S Alexander
18,962 Points

Cool! Thanks for posting your solution.