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25 Ridiculously Impressive HTML5 Canvas Experiments

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HTML5 is the thing to talk about these days. Today, we have a collection of ridiculously impressive HTML5 canvas-based experiments that will make you say, "Wow!" Let's take a peek at some of the latest, cutting-edge examples out there.

Warning: The animations in some of these canvas experiments may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

Before browsing through these experiments, have a look at our HTML5 templates and HTML5 scripts, as a quality script or theme might be a good option for your next project.

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Now for the experiments!

1. Orbital Trails

Beautiful swirling rainbow particles!

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2. Neon Hexagon Patterns

Glowing lights and particles trace this hexagonal, honey-comb pattern.

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3. Long Shadow

Simulates a movable light source amongst boxes.

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4. Animated Particle Background

A cosmic network of nodes and lines, with animation and a spotlight effect.

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5. Click Response

Click anywhere on the canvas below to see a cute explosion of circles.

6. Heart Particles

A vast cloud of shining falling hearts.

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7. Colorful Ribbons

Watch these colorful bands of light fill the screen.

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8. Draw With Text

Click and keep dragging on the canvas to draw with random words.

9. Rotating Spiral

A 3D spiral, rendered with lines. You can even rotate it with the mouse!

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10. Shape Shifting Text

View this one in full-screen mode. Type in text and watch it appear in a cool particle effect.

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11. Falling Confetti

A pretty falling confetti effect. Perfect for a background!

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12. Parallax Skyline

A minimalist side-scrolling parallax. This one would be perfect for an old-school video game.

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13. Ambient Background

Fuzzy bokeh spots swirling around. View this one in full-page mode for the best effect.

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14. Fizzy Sparks

Just hover the mouse over the canvas and see shiny sparks go off everywhere.

15. Anime.js Fireworks

Click for a simple, but stylish and colorful fireworks effect.  

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16. Mechanical Grass

Watch the "grass" grow wherever you move your mouse. Be sure to view this one in full screen to see the effect.

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17. Interactive Stars

Watch stars and constellations appear in the night sky as you move your mouse.

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18. Gravity Points

Click anywhere on the canvas and see all the particles gravitate towards that point.

19. Particle Swarm

Simulated particles swirl around in a simulated magnetic field.

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20. Crowd Simulator

This amusing animation simulates a busy crowd of people walking.

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21. Birds of a Feather

A beautiful and serene animated flocking simulation.

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22. Lightning

Connect two points anywhere on the screen and watch the electricity arc!

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23. Noise Abstraction

A unique animated algorithm for generating stylish and colorful abstract backgrounds. 

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24. Liquid Lights

A screen full of animated flashing lights, reminiscent of a nightclub or concert.

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25. Rainbow Spider

Can you move quickly enough to make the spider fall down from the web? Give it a try.

So what do you think? Getting your own ideas for a neat canvas application?

Well, now you have more than one reason to create HTML5 apps: CodeCanyon has an HTML5 category! Browse through it and see what's available, or have a look at our HTML5 Templates on ThemeForest.

This post has been updated with contributions from Monty Shokeen. Monty is a full-stack developer who also loves to write tutorials, and to learn about new JavaScript libraries.

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