50 Chrome Experiments and counting!

August 13th, 2009

When we launched Chrome Experiments in March, we wanted to create a showcase for innovative uses of web browsers and JavaScript. It was also our hope that artists and programmers from around the world would be inspired to submit their own experiments. Today, we’re excited to announce that Chrome Experiments — which started out as nineteen experiments at launch — now points to fifty very impressive JavaScript experiments.

We’d like to send a huge thank you to the community for submitting such great work over the last five months. And we’re thrilled to see many new submissions by developers from around the world, from Lithuania to Brazil to Australia. As the new generation of JavaScript engines make the web faster, we hope that you’re enjoying the creative possibilities as much as we are. Some of our favorite new experiments include Depth of Field, Wavy Scrollbars, JavaScript Canvas Raytracer, and Bomomo.

The 50th Chrome Experiment, Sebastian Deutsch’s 100 Tweets, shows a hint of the future by using the HTML5 canvas and audio tags. The audio tag, which is supported in Google Chrome Beta, allows audio playback without a plug-in.

We’re very excited about HTML5 becoming standard in modern browsers. If you’re thinking about submitting an experiment to Chrome Experiments, we’d love to see some innovative uses of this new standard. We’re especially psyched about the video and audio tags.

If you haven’t checked out Chrome Experiments recently, we hope that you take some time and explore all the latest experiments. Please keep the experiments coming, and, hopefully, we’ll see you again at 100.