1024 bytes of love

Everyone’s favorite byte-crunching extravaganza is back! This is the fourth installment of the js1k challenge and this time around the theme is love.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with js1k; it’s a competition that was first started in 2010 by Peter van der Zee (@kuvos) that challenges web developers to write an impressive JavaScript demo in 1024 bytes or less. Participants are not allowed to make use of any externals but the demo page template provides you with access to a canvas element.

Enforcing limits can really cultivate creativity. Other similar competitions have already proven this and over the past two years, so has js1k. Below are the incredible winning demos for each previous round of the competition.


Legend Of The Bouncing Beholder by @marijnjh

2010: Xmas

Christmas Tree by @romancortes

2011: Oregon Trail

FlexiDR↻ID by @keenblaze

This competition just began and entries will remain open till March 14.


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About Hakim El Hattab

Hakim (@hakimel) is a Swedish developer that loves working with interactivity, graphics and animation. He’s motivated by a need to create distracting interactive contraptions and obsessive about pushing the open web into unexpected places. Beyond tinkering with personal experiments, Hakim spends most of his time revolutionizing the way that people experience information at Qwiki.