Q: What is this site for?
A: Firefractal.com was created with the dream of making it possible for anyone to explore the Mandelbrot Set and print high quality, cost effective fractal prints of their own creation.
Q: If I zoom in really far, the image becomes pixelated. Is this a bug?
A: This is a limitation of JavaScript/web browsers. For computer/math people, JavaScript is limited to 64bit floats. An arbitrary precision approach may be implemented in the future.
Q: How many calculations does the computer do to make one image?
A: Using a large monitor with high detail, one frame can be around five and a half billion calculations, performed by your browser. Hard to imagine.
Q: What sets firefractal.com apart from the others?
A: The way the Mandelbrot Set is portrayed here is, as far as we know, unique for the following reasons: