jCanvas is a jQuery plugin to make dealing with the new <canvas\> tag as easy and painless as possible with a hint of jQuery like syntax.
Currently only Firefox supports text in a canvas element, with a different API for FF3.1+ and previous versions. jCanvas deals with this for you, with firefox rendering the text fine and all other browsers having a div positioned absolute above the canvas in the correct position.
Current Function List
$(canvas).drawShape(_point1_, _point2_, _pointN_...)
$(canvas).fillText(textString, x, y)
$(canvas).fillRect(x, y, w, h)
$(canvas).strokeRect(x, y, w, h)
$(canvas).clearRect(x, y, w, h)