Snow Stack — 3D CSS Visual Effects Demo

Amazing demonstration of 3D CSS transformations from Charles Ying. You need a recent WebKit nightly build (or a recent seed of Snow Leopard) to get the full effect — otherwise, you can watch the movie. What makes it amazing is that it barely budges your CPU meter — almost all the computation is done on the GPU. Source code, and a CoverFlow implementation for MobileSafari, are here on Google Code.

More info, and several other demos, are on the WebKit blog.

Update: Fireballed at the moment; here’s the main link in Google’s cache.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009