When Chrome turned four, we were provided with a great opportunity to showcase the power of the modern Chrome browser by looking back at its history. We set out to build a site that reflected our love for Chrome by showcasing some of the history, technology and people that have shaped Chrome over the past four years.

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Published
February 2013
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The Story

When Chrome turned four, we were provided with a great opportunity to showcase the power of the modern Chrome browser by looking back at its history. We set out to build a site that reflected our love for Chrome by showcasing some of the history, technology and people that have shaped Chrome over the past four years.

A big part of the project was showcasing what Chrome could do by featuring the technology built right into the browser. The Time Machine made used Chrome’s powerful JavaScript processing capabilities and layout engine to deliver a 3D experience that could take users on a visual journey through Chrome’s history. JavaScript and CSS3 were the primary tools for making this happen.

The Technology

The Results

The Chrome Time Machine received a lot of attention through tech news outlets, but the foremost measure of success for us was the tremendous amount of love we received from people on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. An Easter egg hidden in the site also rewarded 20,000 lucky (and committed) Chrome fans with birthday stickers shipped to their houses.

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total cups of coffee drunk

20

total hours of missed sleep

3

team members working on this project

Launch Date Sept. 4, 2012