Watch HTML5 intro to Web Directions

Take some WebGL, a little Canvas, with CSS transitions, CSS 3D transforms and CSS masks thrown into the mix and you get this year's introduction montage for Web Directions South.

It's a great way to start a conference by showing the capabilities of the technologies to be discussed, and this year's Web Directions South was no exception.

The creator in this sequence, Cameron Adams, has posted a video and an in-browser page for the adventurous. We couldn't get the in-browser page for 2011 to work, but we suspect it was our laptop that wasn't crunching fast enough.

Adams also did the titles for WDS 2010, which used 2458 lines of JavaScript and 841 lines of CSS.

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