Chrome Experiments, a site built specifically to showcase such tricks, now holds more than 100 different demos, most of them visually stunning and quite unique. These experiments toe the delicate line between technology and art, and we’ve included videos of a few of them below.
The Chrome Experiments site was created about a year and a half ago. Experiments were sent in by web designers all over the world, featuring, according to the site, “the latest open standards, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG and more. Their work is making the web faster, more fun, and more open — the same spirit in which we built Google Chrome (Google Chrome).”
Google’s (Google) support of such browser-related open standards — including HTML5 — has impacted some of the company’s largest applications, including Reader, Voice, Gears and web video in general.
The demos we’ve seen are fascinating examples of what can be done with browser technology. One interactive video tool lets you “blow up” a video into tiles by clicking on the video as it plays.
Likewise, we saw a few neat web-based drawing tools like this one:
And this interactive virtual ball pit is just tons of fun:
Poke around the site and be sure to check out the source code; each one of these experiments explores a unique trick that makes browsing more interactive and fun, a departure from the expected linear, point-and-click experience that we see most frequently.
What’s your favorite Chrome Experiment so far? Have you submitted one of your own yet?