Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

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Old School Color Cycling with HTML5 |

Back in the 80s and early 90s, animated graphics were mostly very low-res. Computers and graphics cards just didn’t have the oomph needed to animate hi-resolution pictures with lots of colors, and they could only display 256 different colors on the screen simultaneously, indexed from a larger palette of available colors. But clever programmers realized that by modifying the index table, a sort of poor-man’s animation could be achieved. Some took this to a whole new level, creating motion and atmospheric effects that were quite impressive.

Old School Color Cycling with HTML5 |

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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