Between Christmas and the 12 days of CreativeJS we didn’t get a chance to post this when it was first published, but it’s still very much worth a read. Over on HTML5 Rocks, Marcin Wichary — Sr. User Experience Designer at Google who’s had a part in many Google doodles — posted an in-depth case study on the Stanisław Lem Google doodle from last year.
17,000 lines! The source code for the doodle has been posted as well if you’d like to count for yourself. I’m just going to take his word for it.
Marcin gets into a lot of the details that the team contends with on any google doodle, as well as plenty of specifics on the Stanisław Lem doodle itself. You’ll have a new appreciation for the amount of work that goes into some of these interactive doodles after reading it.
Check out the full case study on HTML5 Rocks.