Provided you’re using a capable browser (Firefox, Chrome or Safari), head on over to Wallace’s WebGL Water demo and be amazed.
If you stay abreast of the latest and greatest in web browsers you’ve probably heard of WebGL, an API for adding hardware-accelerated 3D rendering to the HTML5 Canvas tag. The WebGL API is based on OpenGL, a desktop graphics standard, which means WebGL will run on many different devices — your laptop, your phone, even your TV.
Firefox 6+, Google Chrome and the latest version of Apple’s Safari all support WebGL (in Safari you’ll need to enable WebGL under the developer tools menu). There’s also an experimental build of Opera with WebGL support.
If you’re stuck with Internet Explorer, Vimeo user Ivan Enderlin posted this video which shows Firefox rendering the WebGL Water demo.
Also, be sure to check out rest of Wallace’s website for some other WebGL demos, games and experiments.