Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Web 2.Snow

Category: CSS, Examples, Fun, JavaScript

When I talked about some snow related CSS3 experiment, I could not imagine @Natbat was already preparing something like snowflakes, an almost fully CSS3 featured snow FX created for clearleft, specially suited for Chrome and Safari. And what about @zacharyjohnson? He put snow all over the network via its Winternetizer, the first snow proxy I Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 8:13 am

3.2 rating from 30 votes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Friday Fun; Scroll Clock

Category: Fun, MooTools

This is in the crazy but fun category, so I had to post this on a Friday. Toki Woki Scroll Clock: Amazing what folks do with div overflows :) All in a few lines of MooTools-used-JS: < View plain text > javascript var h1, h2, m1, m2, s1, s2; window.addEvent(‘domready’, function() {     h1=new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

4.5 rating from 45 votes

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Fun Friday: Mullets and Space Battles

Category: Fun, Games

The week is almost over, and that means it’s Fun Friday! Ajax and HTML5 aren’t just for serious business apps (“business in the front, party in the back”): / CC BY 2.0 This week we have JS Wars from Jonas Wagner: There are a couple of unique things about this game that makes it Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am

3 rating from 23 votes

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Berts Breakdown

Category: Canvas, Fun, Games

We usually post these on Friday, but who says a little fun on Monday is wrong? Paul Brunt has put together a nifty game using the Canvas tag. It’s pretty impressive. He is also using Chrome Frame to have the game work on IE as well. Play it now

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am

4.1 rating from 44 votes

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Talk like a Pirate day is coming! Here’s a script to join the fun

Category: Fun

This Saturday, the 19th of September is once again talk like a pirate day and there is a terribly easy way this year to turn your boring ol’ site into a swashbuckling Piratespeak one. Simply include the following script node at the end of your body element: < View plain text > xml <script src=""></script> Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 11:33 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Fontplore: A crazy table UI to check out fonts

Category: Fun

Christian Hertlein and Marcus Paeschke spent their summer creating Fontplore an experiment that allows you to explore the world of fonts using an interactive table and some funky objects to represent navigation and actions. The application running on the table is written in Java (using the NetBeans IDE) and based on the Processing framework. We Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am

3.4 rating from 26 votes

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Fun Friday Platformer

Category: Fun, Games

Fancy a break? Take Mr. Speaker’s little JavaScript platformer for a spin. Have a great weekend, and a quick reminder: Think that we have missed a story? Please share news with us. Don’t assume that we missed it on purpose! Want to contribute a full story? Please! The crew hangs out on Twitter, and a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:54 pm

4.1 rating from 23 votes

Friday, July 10th, 2009

GOTO is here

Category: Fun

Ah GOTO. Now life is complete. How could one enjoy a Fun Friday better than looking at a goto implementation in JavaScript: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/jsplusgoto"> var a = 0; [lbl] topOfLoop: a++; if (a < 292 ) {    goto topOfLoop; } document.getElementById(’relevantLink’).setAttribute(’href’, ‘’ + a); </script> Note the “text/jsplusgoto” Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am

3.3 rating from 55 votes

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

HTML 5 and the Wizard of Oz

Category: Fun, HTML

Kyle Weems, the CSS Squirrel and author of the occasional and bizarre comic of the same name, targets his latest rendering at Ian Hickson: Click-through to see the full comic. The related blog entry fleshes out the basic complaint some more: Why is it that the person who is the center of this process is Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:05 pm

4.2 rating from 30 votes

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Deep Leap: Teasing John Resig

Category: Fun, Games, JavaScript

John has been working on a very fun scrabble typing game called Deep Leap and although he hasn’t finished it yet, people found it (John, time to learn about .htaccess ? ;) Just to tease him a little more and get the word out before it is finished, check it out!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:33 pm

2.8 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Happy Birthday, Opera

Category: Fun, Opera

You may have already seen Opera‘s celebratory home page marking their fifteenth anniversary: But did you also notice the comic depicting their founders’ story? Happy Birthday, Opera.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:58 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Mouse Gestures with GWT

Category: Flash, Fun, Gears, UI

Marc Englund wrote to us about his recent experiments with mouse gestures and GWT: SimpleGesture is a GWT (and IT Mill Toolkit) implementation of the mouse gesture recognition method described by Didier Brun at (as I understand it). It allows you to register easy to understand (human readable) gestures, and receive events when these Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:00 am

3.7 rating from 28 votes

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Visualizing sort algorithms with Canvas

Category: Canvas, Fun

The image above is a visualization of a bubble sort with 15 elements. Jacob came up with the goods again as he was inspired by Aldo Cortesi’s work doing this with Cairo. Nicely done guys. If we ever get a sort algorithm question again not only will we be able to give the big O Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:36 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Metatunnel: The (Future) Web Strikes Back

Category: Canvas, Fun

Last week, we posted a story on the Metatunnel demo, a concisely-written Linux and Win32 demo that Paulo Falcão ported to JS. We looked at the pitiful performance of the JS version as evidence that, high-speed JS engines notwithstanding, the web’s got a ways to go on the fx front. We didn’t dig deep enough. Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

2.9 rating from 30 votes

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Metatunnel 1k Demo: JS vs. OS

Category: Canvas, Fun

Dion and I talk frequently about how the web platform’s capabilities are approaching the desktop, which features like canvas and faster JavaScript run-times. It’s great to get a piece of humble pie like this one. FRequency created an interesting demo (as in “demo scene”) of a “metatunnel”: Paulo Falcão ported this to JavaScript using <canvas>; Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

2.6 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

CSS is Awesome, so what about JavaScript?

Category: CSS, Fun

That is a great mug, but the question is….. what can we do for JavaScript or HTML?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:13 am

3.9 rating from 31 votes