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Last updated: March 24, 2014

WorldWide Telescope on your web site!

March 24, 2014

Embed the entire known universe on your blog! I am back on the WorldWide Telescope project as of fall 2013 and have been revamping the site and creating fun things like embeddable controls.

Here, try it!

    <div id="wwtControl"></div>
    <script src="http://worldwidetelescope.org/embedded-webcontrol.js"></script>

Embed your own!

WWT Configurations:

Check out the full WWT web client (authored by myself and Jonathan Fay) if you want play with the cosmos!


A Tweenie Update

Feb 19, 2013

I finally merged my two tween objects. I had created a tweener that would tween dimensions, position, and color, but then I also made a gradient animator to go along with my gradient editor. Now I have them both working simultaneously. I also finally added IE10 support to the gradients and was a wee bit surprised at IE's performance in the realm of gradient tweens.

Browser Avg. FPS

Internet Explorer v10     272
Firefox v18 228
Chrome v24 222

I made a couple of 7-color gradients and animated the exact same gradients on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. So who won out?...

Brace yourself.

Internet Explorer! And CHROME was the SLOWEST!

I have a pretty beefy machine here at home running Windows 8, but you can see what my average framerates looked like.


I left the console.log calls in so you can see for yourself. IE looks amazing honestly.

I have also added some other extra properties you can tween - rotation (transform), border (color and width), and border-radius. A jquery plugin + documentation are coming...