Google dedicates a very cool tribute doodle to Buckminster Fuller’s Buckyball. Developers, take note…it’s all HTML 5.
Google makes an art form out of holidays by changing their logo to suit the mood. Almost one-upping their Pac-Man anniversary logo, they have created a Buckyball in full animation using only DHTML and, more specifically, HTML 5.
Google’s doodles are always a hit, and the Pac-Man Doodle was certainly one to circulate with your friends, but this Google Doodle of a Buckyball that reacts to your mouse in both speed of rotation and direction is really impressive. The doodle is even more impressive when you lift the covers…
The Buckyball on Google’s home page is constructed with two images…an atom and a connector. That’s it. Beyond that, it’s all math formulas that we probably saw in some of our early books (those of us that did any kind of geometric plotting). The simplicity of the Buckyball is reflected in the doodle’s code.
Keep an eye on the Google Logo Page because this will resurrect there.For more reading about Buckyballs: