Mandelbrot in WebGL
I once wrote a program which displayed the Mandelbrot set using the HTML5
The actual drawing the set is done in a single fragment shader, which you can find embedded in the html source for this page. The vertex shader does almost nothing, since the only geometry I have in the scene is a single square, so the job of the vertex shader is basically to interpolate coordinates and pass them along to the fragment shader.
As you can see below, the result is pretty ok, and (at least on most computers I’ve tried) renders quite fast. However, it seems that WebGL only supports single-precision floats, so after zooming in not too far, the entire thing gets pixelated and stops resolving.