IE9: Win Kinect Xbox 360 Via 'Framerate Fest' - HTML5 Blizzard: Full Hardware Acceleration in Action

Microsoft has been touting the HTML5 flag high and proud with its industry-leading GPU acceleration feature in the Internet Explorer 9. Customers will benefit from hardware acceleration on all of the websites they visit and developers will benefit from hardware acceleration across all of the technologies they use (HTML4, HTML5, SVG, CSS, JavaScript, Audio, Video, […]

Microsoft has been touting the HTML5 flag high and proud with its industry-leading GPU acceleration feature in the Internet Explorer 9. Customers will benefit from hardware acceleration on all of the websites they visit and developers will benefit from hardware acceleration across all of the technologies they use (HTML4, HTML5, SVG, CSS, JavaScript, Audio, Video, and more).

The latest demonstration of its prowess is a competition by Microsoft Netherland for web designers to showcase their HTML5 masterpieces in just a frame of 300 pixels squared, thus the name Framerate Fest.

IE9: Freamerate fest

"Since the website just launched days ago there are currently only 8 submissions showcased. At the time of writing the most voted for is a dynamically generated and playable "Amazing maze", and an interactive bacteria-like visualizer "Pixel Outbreak"," said.

Submissions are open until 25th of March and will be voted on to determine the ultimate frame. The winner gets a XBOX 360 with Kinect and a 3D print of the competition logo to hang on their fridge. Technical guidelines for submissions can be found here.

Also, a blog post on IE blog, looks at the HTML5 Blizzard demo, which uses common web technologies together to see how many snowflakes a browser can animate in real-time (60fps). When the frame rate is above 60fps snowflakes are added, and when the frame rate falls below 60fps snowflakes are removed, until the browser reaches equilibrium at 60fps. The more snowflakes the browser can animate in real-time the higher the snowflake score.

A browser which only hardware accelerates some of the technologies used in HTML5 Blizzard will have a lower snowflake score than a browser which efficiently uses the PC's resources to hardware accelerate the entire experience together. More information here.

[tags]web designers,motion controller,snowflakes[/tags]