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The particles are divs styled with border-radius and position:absolute. Seems like SVG, Canvas, or CSS transforms would be better; I wonder if they chose border-radius and position:absolute for speed or compatibility? I don't have a copy of IE around to try; do they do something different there?

It's amazing the hoops people are willing to jump through to get fast graphics on the web. When WebGL comes out and makes all these hacks obsolete you're going to start seeing some really amazing stuff.

It works in IE using periods with a large font size to render the coloured circles.

IE doesn't support SVG, Canvas, or CSS transforms.

Or border-radius. So they have to have a special IE mode regardless.

They should just have used a static logo for IE ...

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