Google Shows Off HTML5 Canvas With Alexander Calder Doodle
The Google Doodle team has really been pushing itself lately. We’ve seen the Les Paul Doodle, which allowed visitors to play and record their own basic tracks; the dancing Martha Graham Doodle; and an animated, zoomable Doodle celebrating the anniversary of the first World’s Fair. Now we’ve got the Doodle displayed above. Marking what would have been the 113th birthday of Alexander Calder, it’s a mobile; inventing the playful structure is probably what the American sculptor and artist is most famous for.
But the 113th birthday? They couldn’t have found something better to Doodle today, like Anti-Fascist Struggle Day in Croatia or the 100th anniversary of the day George V and Mary of Teck were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland, and waited until Calder’s 115th or 120th birthday? Something smoother, a rounder number? No, Google needed Calder now. And that’s because they’ve probably been working on this Doodle for a while. You see, it’s a special Doodle: The first Google has done using HTML5.