Google, Arcade Fire, HTML5 and The Wilderness Downtown

Google + HTML5 + Arcade Fire = The Wilderness Downtown

Google, Arcade Fire, HTML5 and The Wilderness Downtown
Blown away… It’s really all I can use to describe the experience I just had with Google and HTML5. Maybe I’m just a nerd who gets his rocks off on techy, gadgety things, but I don’t think anyone will be able to deny the powerhouse that’s coming to the internet programming world, HTML5.

Take 4 minutes of your life and check out this project between Google and The Arcade Fire, “The Wilderness Downtown”. But sorry to all you hacks still living with Internet Explorer, you’re shit out of luck my friends… or should I say frenemies. (yeah, I think i just slipped into an MTV haze of unnecessary word combos). The project was started to shot the power of HTML5 with such things as it’s animation, video and layout capabilities, no flash involved!

So, go now, check it out. Drool a little if you’re a ubër nerd like me, but you will not leave disappointed… unless you’re an IE user, haha.

“The Wilderness Downtown” was inspired by recent developments in modern browsers and was built with Google Chrome in mind. As such, it’s best experienced in Chrome or an up-to-date HTML5-compliant browser. You can launch the project and learn more about it on our Chrome Experiments site at

We hope you enjoy it.

[-From Google’s official blog]

Now, just to wet your appetites for HTML5, here’s a bit of simple code that can give you a sweet glow/drop shadow effect like you see on this site!

div:hover {
	-webkit-box-shadow:0 0 10px #1FA2E1; 
	-moz-box-shadow: 0 0 10px #1FA2E1; 
	box-shadow:0 0 10px #1FA2E1;
Check out the nifty glow box. oooooh, aaaahhhhhhh.


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