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10:30 am on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There's a fantastic interactive animation on Google's home page today, with various mouseover areas triggering actions.

I initially thought this was Flash but it isn't - all the frames are sprites (PNGs) and a mix of CSS and Javascript is driving the animation.

You can see one of the images at [google.co.uk...] - and from this you can see that the sprites are shared.

Does anyone know of any software that helps you do this?
1:26 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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more importantly - there are not 1, but TWO panda's on the homepage.
1:30 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Let's see the bright side of it - what if would have been 3 or 4 ?
2:01 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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LOL, Brett
2:33 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Oh crap.. Now what if they're male and female...
2:41 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There are also penguins :)

Now what if they're male and female...

There is a big one and a little one ..and pandas are just about the most difficult animals to breed in captivity ..and in the wild they don't do so well at breeding either..they are also slow to grow ..

You ought to be safe from there being more of them for awhile .. but the big one is rolling around a lot.
2:47 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Achoo! there goes your revenue.
2:51 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@Leosghost: I'm wondering if Google has an plugin like pagespeed to get them to breed faster...... pandaspeed?

;-)
3:26 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When you mouseover the right one, the panda falls on his (her?) back laughing at you...
4:02 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That was the sneezing panda youtube vid... which was truly awesome!
4:06 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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the panda falls on his (her?) back laughing at you...


love it. I hope the two penguins aren't a sign of things to come. One jumps really high then dives off the iceberg lol