Everything you need to know about WebGL

3D technologies can be used in-browser to create beautiful and highly engaging interactive user experiences. WebGL is a JavaScript API for real-time rendering of 3D and 2D graphics within a browser. It’s based on OpenGL ES – the software API used on embedded systems such as smartphones and tablets.

Traditionally, web browsers used the CPU to render content, but in recent years browsers have adopted support for hardware acceleration, which means web developers can now tap into a device’s GPU to allow for rendering of complex graphics (if your site is complex, make sure your web hosting can support your needs). 

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Tom is the co-founder of FX Digital, an agency specialising in digital immersion. He helps develop interactive experiences through immersive web technologies.