Had to do a quick post on the latest “World record for the largest observed snowflake” Google Doodle.
I had a really quick look at the code behind the animation, you can see there are few different parts of the scene broken up.
The cow is it’s own little animation, as is of course the snow-flake.
As the snow-flake falls you can also see two little birds fly off to the right.
What is mind bogglingly cool is that it seems to be done using a couple of large sprite images!
It’s a really clever way of making a web friendly animation that will load quickly, and as usual without Flash.
The doodle so far seems to showing on Google.com, UK and Ireland.
World Record Largest Snow-flake
According to Wikipedia the record for the largest snow-flake ever observed is 38 centimeters (15 in) in diameter, found in Fort Keogh, Montana, USA on January 28th 1887.
You can find a fairly recent article here written on the worlds largest snowflake.
Images copyright Google.
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