Image: From Blade Runner (1982), animated by If We Don't, Remember Me.
Animated GIFs were once the loathed embodiment of everything wrong with 1990s web design. Now they are the new art of the 'net, from message-board humor tropes to mesmerizing distillations of classic movie scenes. Anil Dash:
The facts about animated GIFs are stark. They only support a palette of 256 colors. No current browser lists support for animated GIF as a codec for the HTML5 video tag. That omission is understandable, as GIF compression of animation isn't particularly efficient. They even lived under an unfashionable cloud of patent uncertainty during the web's formative years. And those are just some of the traits I love about the format.
They work perfectly, impose strict creative limitations, and invite artists to solve certain addictive puzzles (such as smooth looping) every time. But there's more to it than that...
My MacBook Pro has 4 USB-C ports, only 2 of my peripherals use USB-C. This hub to the rescue. Three standard USB ports and one USB-C power delivery port pretty much covers me. The HDMI port and card readers may come in useful later. I can’t remember the last time I took a CF card […]
In a deep, gentle voice this scolding video for covidiots starts with: “Hello. You should be wearing a fucking mask. Why aren’t you wearing a mask? Are you being a snowflake, complaining about your rights? Are you telling people you can’t breathe? Good luck breathing with the coronavirus.” And it goes on from there, with […]
Hurray! Cory’s new picture book, Poesy the Monster Slayer, is out today. Illustrated by Matt Rockefeller, it’s an “epic tale of toy-hacking, bedtime-avoidance, and monster-slaying.” Cory has sample pages on his blog, Pluralistic.
The bar has been raised on home video production. So just in case you haven’t been on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok or other video-heavy platforms lately, the days of the boring, white-walled, locked-down selfie video that looks like it could have been filmed by hostage-takers doesn’t really cut it anymore. Thankfully, your filming options have also […]
There’s no research to back this up…but it’s entirely possible the ukulele is the least intimidating instrument in the world. Oh, make no mistake — that’s not because the ukulele is just that simple to master. It’s a stringed instrument, so it takes some serious work to get good at it. But admit it…the island […]
You probably have a lot of items in your home that you’d hate to lose to theft or damage. While certainly no one ever hopes to fall victim to a natural disaster or home invasion, you need to be prepared just in case it does happen. When it comes to choosing a reliable renters insurance, […]