Spring into St. Patrick’s Day with HTML5

Another holiday brings us another opportunity to celebrate it with you. We’re pleased to mark the transition into spring as well as St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Spring, a new hardware-accelerated HTML5 experience that shows the benefits of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Irish Spring incorporates HTML5 canvas and CSS gradients, opacity, transforms, and animation along with HTML5 audio. with the Windows Consumer Preview and IE10’s support for multi-touch you can propel the clovers and leaves around in a strangely satisfying fashion. Try it with multiple fingers on your touch device. Alternatively, you can use your mouse to move the clovers around the screen.

If you aren’t using Internet Explorer 10 and think your browser can still handle the heat, give it a shot. but don’t be surprised if the lack of multi-touch and full hardware acceleration leaves you wanting to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

This video shows IE10’s support for multi-touch and hardware acceleration in action with Irish Spring.

Put a little spring in your friends’ step by clicking the share controls at the top of the demo.

From the entire IE team, we wish you a happy, safe, and lucky St. Patrick’s Day!

—Tobin Titus, Program Manager, Internet Explorer

Spring into St. Patrick’s Day with HTML5