100: Big Ones
Originally posted on CodePen Radio
In this episode we talk about some of the biggest Pens of all time on CodePen. Most of them were not only just popular right on CodePen itself, but went viral and reached far beyond CodePen itself.
Wanna make one of these super-popular Pens yourself? Listen and find out what "Marie's Law" is which seems to play in heavily.
Here's some of the most popular Pens of all time:
- "Gravity Points" by Akimitsu Hamamuro
- "I could not stop" by Gerard Ferrandez:
- "Tearable Cloth" by dissimulate
- "CSS 3D Solar System" by juliangarnier
- "Direction-aware Hover 3D Effect" by noeldelgado
- "Touch device jelly menu concept" by LegoMushroom (sol0mka)
- "Chill the lion" by Karim Maaloul (Yakudoo)
By our data-derived estimates, there are about 6 Pens that have ever gotten more than 2,000 hearts, 56 Pens over 1,000, and some 500 over 500.
Are traffic and visibility boosts like this good for business? We think yes, but it's not as simple or obvious as getting a bunch of paid signups as it's happening (it doesn't seem to affect things that directly).
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