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Flickr Photo Viewer: GPU-Powered HTML5 Tool performance test on IE9

With Internet Explorer 9, developers can build new classes of HTML5 applications that were previously not possible. This post take a look at “Flickr Explorer, written using standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It uses AJAX to asynchronously search Flickr based on your search terms and display image results through an interactive and visually compelling experience. You can zoom in, pan around, and open each photo’s Flickr page with by control+clicking. With IE9, Flickr Explorer is generally able to maintain a near real-time responsiveness of 52fps. In contrast, other browsers struggle to maintain 4-8fps, which’s barely 15% the performance that IE9 provides in this particular scenario. When you play with demo, difference between IE9 and other browsers is crystal clear. While you can easily zoom in, out, and pan through Flickr photos with IE9, it’s difficult to do this with other browsers. We’d like to extend a special thanks to the Flickr team for building such a simple, easy to consume services API,” Microsot explains.



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