Google Doodle, 9elements & Artsy Fun with HTML5

HTML5 lets interweb folk do some pretty cool stuff without the need for Adobe Flash.

Google Doodle

Yesterday’s Google Doodle (Google’s name for alternate Google logos on their homepage) was a simple but nifty bit of HTML5.

Moving your mouse through the logo would scatter the bubbles.

It’s fun. Not hours of fun, but a solid 10 seconds of fun. Which is more fun that you ever need from a logo.

Regarding the Doodle, Google tweeted, “Boisterous doodle today. Maybe it’s excited about the week ahead…” So that could be interesting.

9elements

When I showed this at work, one of my coworkers was quick to point out that this Doogle is actually riffing on a larger HTML5 experiment conducted over a year ago by a web design company called 9elements.

The 9elements experiment is incredibly complex and very impressive. It’s well worth your time to see the caliber of animation that one can achieve using HTML5 (It takes some time to really get going).

Have a look using an up-to-date version of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Opera.

Sorry, no Internet Explorer. Good ole IE is impotent when it comes to HTML5 among other things.

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