Google celebrates Alexander Calder and spinning things with HTML5 doodle

Brian Heater
B. Heater|07.23.11

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Google celebrates Alexander Calder and spinning things with HTML5 doodle
How to honor the life's work of an artist who has been dead for more than a quarter-century? Why, an HTML5 doodle on the Google homepage, of course. The search giant paid homage to Alexander Calder, the celebrated inventor of the mobile sculpture with its first doodle created entirely in HTML5 canvas. Those using a laptop with an accelerometer and an updated browser can move the coded sculpture around with their curser. Ironically, we had some difficulty playing around with the image on our mobile devices.

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