This amuses me because it's such an old-fashioned idea. A bit like snow on your website, it's a very nineties theme and I suspect I'll have a lot of ex-Geocities users asking me how to include it on their pages.
I'm particularly pleased with the TinyURL inclusion, just for the hell of it :) And I look forward to tracking the messages via Google Analytics.
It's no revolution (some of those experiments are awesome), and it's not very Chrome-specific. Firefox handles the canvas better now, and Safari is very fast. Should I use excanvas to support IE???
Anyways, I'm pleased with the effect.
Update (12 May 2009):
Update (13 May 2009):
Some quick updates: IE support! Really shows off the awesome excanvas library. But it's a bit slow. I've intentionally not reduced the activity in IE to show the performance difference. Also, changed the default message. :)
Also, allowed click events to bring up the window, so it's a bit more useable.
Update (16 May 2009):
Added various controls to experiment with. Time and gravity controls are fun. Toyed with framerate and number of sparks sliders, but didn't work out.
Update (21 May 2009):
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