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Enjoy the ‘Let It Snow’ HTML5 Demo from Microsoft

Want to enjoy some snow-powered goodness on your computer? Then browse on over to Microsoft’s ‘Let It Snow’ HTML5 demo page!

Once you get to the site you can choose the number of snowflakes you want to see using the Selector Menu in the lower left corner. After that sit back and enjoy the snowy goodness. You can also use your mouse to clear off the sign to see the message underneath, then let the snow cover it up again.

Keep in mind that performance may vary on your system based on browser used and the hardware on your computer (the demo does depend on hardware acceleration to run at its best).

Let It Snow [Microsoft]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/22/11

Comments (9)

  1. dragonbite

    Or type “Let it Snow” in Google (and it doesn’t include any music plus works in most browsers, Microsoft gives me 3 fps..)

  2. brodiemac

    Works great on Firefox. On Internet Exploder……….


  3. Chronno S. Trigger

    It doesn’t work at all for me in IE8 (don’t think it does HTML5), it works OK in IE9, but what the hell happened to Firefox? 4Fps where as IE gave me 60?

  4. Greg

    works great except one thing….
    ok tried it in IE9 chrome anf firefox (all latest)
    here is the thing: IE 9 and firefox STOLE one pixel :@ max resolution was 1600X899 (default max is 1600X900)
    On chrome work normaly :P

  5. xdr

    Wow 2 fps! This is gonna catch really fast! (sarcasm)

  6. gnuwoods

    I like the piano in this…

  7. Ushindi

    Didn’t work at all with my Firefox – no snow, no music. It worked fine with Chrome.

  8. Max

    On my i7 laptop it lags like a dog. Huh, this is replacing Flash?

  9. eph em

    y’all’s video drivers are f’d up — the point of this demo is that the GPU is doing all the work. If you are getting under 30 FPS at the default or automatic setting, then the CPU is doing the rendering (poorly). So: you are supposed to be getting those terrible frame rates so you can a/b it with GPU enhanced mode.

    60 FPS @ 1680×1050 with 1000 flakes; 2000@50; 4000@25 — ie9, Radeon 6000 series

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