Friday, August 27th, 2010

It’s Gmail: The Game!

Category: Fun, Games, Google

TechCrunch reports on a Googler, Paul Truong, who created an HTML5-based game for Gmail called Galactic Inbox using his 20% time: When you start it up, a little Gmail logo envelope guy pops out of a “20% Projects Lab” and starts flying. Essentially, he’s a spaceship and can shoot objects coming his way. It’s simple, Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:00 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The CSS3 Song

Category: CSS, Fun

Don’t be bummed it’s Monday, ‘cuse the CSS3 Song is here to cheer you up: How can you go wrong with lyrics like this: CSS3 Web animation done properly CSS3 Degrading gracefully I had a dream, an awesome dream People surfing in the park On Windows, Linux and Mac And their page load speeds were Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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3.3 rating from 3 votes

Friday, July 16th, 2010

It’s Friday. Take the time to learn the Web with a splash of French, German, and Irish

Category: Fun, Presentation

The week has been long. Much code has been written. There is much more to do, but Friday is for relaxing a little. Take some time, sit back and watch, as three fantastic videos are available for you: French: Paul Rouget of Mozilla, shows you the future Paul builds the best demos. ever. At the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:34 pm

4 rating from 1 votes

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Guess the color. Hex geekery.

Category: Fun, Games

How hex geeky do you feel today? Take a sec to guess the hex!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:23 am
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3 rating from 4 votes

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Liquid Particles

Category: Canvas, Fun

Sit back and enjoy: The bulk of the code is just: javascript < view plain text > function run() {     ctx.globalCompositeOperation = "source-over";     ctx.fillStyle = "rgba(8,8,12,.65)";     ctx.fillRect( 0 , 0 , canvasW , canvasH );     ctx.globalCompositeOperation = "lighter";         mouseVX    = mouseX – Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:58 am

4.5 rating from 2 votes

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

IE thinks our universe is flat; The universe in CSS3

Category: CSS, Fun

Alex Girón, of CSS Beauty, has been playing with CSS3 goodness. His current experiment recreates our solar system spinning around using border-radius, transforms, and animations. The experiment runs beeeautifully on WebKit Nightly, but for some reason it lags on Chrome. Alex gives us the deatils: border-radius css < view plain text > ul.solarsystem li.sun { Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:34 pm

2.5 rating from 2 votes

Thursday, May 13th, 2010


Category: Fun, Games

Slither is a Web port of the age old Snake game. Erik Johnson wrote the game, and had this to say about the project (available here on GitHub): We’ve seen a million varieties of snake/nibbles games over the years, especially in Flash; however, I haven’t come across many that are implemented using Canvas. I’ve used Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 pm

1.7 rating from 3 votes

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Torus: 3D Tetris Fun

Category: Fun, Games

Nearly 4 years ago, Ben Joffe created a fun Tetris-like game called Torus that takes the classic and makes it cylindrical. He just updated the game now that browsers can power his canvas game sooo much better. Smooth falling motion Smooth left/right motion Row clear animation Slightly higher playing field Visual indication of death zone Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:20 am

3.2 rating from 9 votes

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Vim spreads through the browsers

Category: Fun

On Firefox we have Vimperator and now on Chrome we have Vimium: Vi users rejoice! ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 am

3.3 rating from 16 votes

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

From Whisper to Shout; A new form of volume control

Category: Fun, Showcase, Sound

David Friedman calls is “silly”, but he has created something simple and fun in his new form of volume control that moves from whisper to shout as you change the volume. The code (which works on Firefox and Opera right now) uses different tracks for each level: HTML4 < view plain text > <audio id="apA" Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 pm

4 rating from 8 votes

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Dynamic lighting effects in Canvas

Category: Canvas, Fun

Jonas Wagner has a perfect Friday fun demo that normal mapping and phong shading in JavaScript using Canvas. Your mouse cursor becomes the light source that dynamically lights up a 3D object: Jonas discusses how his code works: The 3D effect is basically created using 2 textures. One contains the color of each pixel and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:17 am

4.5 rating from 33 votes

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Safari self replicates itself…. for fun

Category: Apple, Fun

Inspired by the CSS Opera Logo (that works in a few browsers if you fix the -vendor-* CSS-ness) we now have Safari in Safari. Being a web developer who works on a Mac, I’ve noticed that Apple’s implementation of CSS3 to Webkit and Safari always felt like they were extending OS X GUI elements to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:22 am

3.2 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Talking about Douglas Crockford’s good parts

Category: Fun

It was St. Patricks Day last night, and I have a funny feeling that some green beer and Guiness lead to Brian LeRoux and Rob Ellis creating Crockford Facts. It isn’t Friday yet…. well it is in Australia right? Silliness. Oh, and John Resig has some competition for Doug too. We demand a dance off?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:50 pm

4.1 rating from 28 votes

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Pseudo 3D tricks from old computer games for all your Canvas needs

Category: Canvas, Fun, Games, JavaScript

It is quite interesting to see how technology moves in circles. With canvas being the new fun toy to play with for creating browser-based games we have to find solutions to fake a 3D environment to be really fast (sure there is Canvas 3D but it is overkill for most games). The trick is to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 7:04 am

4.3 rating from 29 votes

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Chrome OS the Web based OS of 2010? Nah, Win 3.11 :)

Category: Fun

This is a Friday post that happens to show up on Monday ;) 2010 will have a lot of Web based OS products, including the much anticipated Chrome OS. Why wait for that when you can use Windows 3.11: Browser Edition? Or, check out webOS on mobile, Jollicloud on Netbook, and many others.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am

4.2 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Commodore 64 JavaScript Emulator

Category: Canvas, Fun, Games

Tim de Koning has done what folks do best with their winter holidays…. created something fun :) With JSC64 he has ported the Flash version to give us an emulator for the Commodore 64 in JavaScript. Tim’s work uses Canvas and he provides a jQuery plugin if you are that way inclined. It is fun Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

4.5 rating from 33 votes