Imitate animated GIFs with PNGs

When working on an animation showing a demo of Sublime Text 2.0, Jon Skinner had a few problems with mainstream solutions, detailed in his article, Animated GIFs the Hard Way:

  • GIFs with always large in size and only had up to 256 colours.
  • The animation had to work with IE6 and mobile browsers, so Flash and HTML5 video were not an option.

But, that’s pretty much all that’s available.

For that reason, he decided to write his own Python script to compile an animation from a series of PNG files.… Continue reading “Imitate animated GIFs with PNGs”