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Art of Stars

Art of Stars - An HTML5 Star Chart

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This is the first site I've seen that uses GeoLocation for a non-sales (read: non-annoying) reason. In fact, I found the site really cool. You let it know your location and then it loads the star chart for where you are. Then the site builds the chart using JavaScript on the CANVAS element.

The design is basic. But that makes it really good. When you look at a star chart, you really only want the star chart. This is an example of effective design. The design should be driven by the goal of that page.

Be sure to play with all the different buttons at the bottom of the page. I especially like the settings document. You can change the latitude and longitude, and watch as the sky changes. You can also look at how the sky looks in different parts of the world from where you are. This is a fun site and

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