Thursday, June 9, 2011

google guiter doodle-remembering les paul

Les Paul was a musician,tinkering with anything and everything available to him.To celebrate his birthday,google created this electric guiter doodle and placed it in its home page.To view it,click here.
Anyway when i first found the announcement in twitter,i was trying to make sound by clicking on the strings.No sound emerged.So i tweeted back to them requesting to make the strings sound.Obviously google did not reply.I found the blog post later;only then i understood the problem.
The doodle was made with a combination of JavaScript, HTML5 Canvas (used in modern browsers to draw the guitar strings), CSS, Flash (for sound) and tools like the Google Font API, goo.gl and App Engine;but the strings will make sound only if you are inside USA.Otherwise,they will act as deaf and dumb.
 those of you in the U.S. can click the black “compose” button to record your own 30-second track. Just strum the strings or trigger notes with the letters or numbers on your keyboards. Clicking the button again will display a link to share the songs you’ve made.
So no sound for me unfortunately.
EDIT1:posted it in the comment below.Now including it into the post itself.
"finally able to produce sound.part 2 of the article is here-http://soumalyaray.blogspot.com/2011/06/google-guiter-doodle-part-ii.htmland the tune is here-http://goo.gl/doodle/AkKqF"