Chrome Experiments: Play With the Future of Web Browsing

For those of you who have only heard about HTML5, prepare to experience it first-hand. Chrome Experiments, a website created by Google about a year-and-a-half ago, now has over 100 user-submitted experimental websites that show off the newest ways HTML5 technology can work with your web browser.

You have to check out this website.

Up until now, you’ve been required to install third-party plug-ins, like Adobe Flash, to smoothly experience interactive websites with animations, fancy menus, and more. If you go to a site that requires a plug-in, but don’t have that plug-in installed in your web-browser, the web page will not display those features.

The key behind HTML5 is it allows programmers to create animated, flashy websites without requiring visitors to have a third-party plug-in. According to the website, features “the latest open technologies, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL.” See the videos below.

Whether you understand the technology behind it or not, you should experience it for yourself and see where the world of web browsing is headed. Running Google Chrome is the only requirement to fully experience and takes only a moment to set up.

1) Visit
2) Download the Google Chrome Web Browser
3) Open Google Chrome
4) Visit
5) Play around

Don’t forget: All of these experimental sites were created by artistically inclined programmers who submitted them willingly and are not products of Google itself.

While it may be my love for the band Arcade Fire, I would say “The Wilderness Downtown” is my favorite experiment so far. After you enter in the address of your childhood home, sit back, enjoy, and be sure to watch the whole thing! You can find this experiment here:

I would agree with Google’s assessment of the new technology, found on “We think JavaScript is awesome. We also think browsers are awesome. Together, they can do some beautiful, magical, crazy things. And that’s why we created this website.”

Which is YOUR favorite Chrome Experiment?

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