Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Fireworks: Javascript animation experiment

Category: Showcase

Here is a halloween fun post that is useless in your ajax development lives :)

Check out Fireworks.js: a javascript animation experiment:

Fireworks.js is a bit of Javascript that creates starburst-type explosions in a web document; in short, it’s a fireworks effect someone could theoretically use on their site. And come on, who doesn’t want something like that? As far as appropriateness is concerned, this effect could be compared to the dripping-blood-line, skull and fireball animated .GIF images so popular on the web in 1997. Exploding firework animations are hot, the new black, the script equivalent of the blink tag. Mmm, blink tag.

Nonetheless, Fireworks has been published here for fun, experimenting a bit with simple trigonometry and math, and those who are perhaps interested in javascript animation, object-oriented code or script-driven sound. It also serves as a dirty browser performance test of sorts, as a large number of elements are dynamically created, moved and destroyed on this page as the script runs.

Download the source


Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:14 pm

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Are you sure about that URL? schillmania.com does not have a DNS entry from where I’m looking..

Comment by Jacob Levy — October 31, 2006

It’s the right URL, but I can’t get to it either. Might be a DNS prorogation problem.

Comment by Andrew Herron — October 31, 2006

Thanks for the unexpected mention. Ironically, it appears there’s something funny with my service today – go figure!

Here’s a backup URL, in the meantime:


Comment by Scott Schiller — October 31, 2006

How many other folks will admit to clicking on the “Sequenced” one like 10 times? Totally cool.

Comment by Lindsey Simon — October 31, 2006

Finally this website posts a link to something actually useful…

Comment by Jason Bunting — November 1, 2006

you should also check out the “SoundManager” API library on this guy’s site — now, that’s neat.

Comment by mdm-adph — November 1, 2006

Scott is the man. Love this, so much fun.

Comment by okaydave — November 3, 2006

Thanks for this!

Comment by justin — July 5, 2007

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