8-bit Color Cycling with HTML5. Euh what? A few years ago, video cards could only render 256 colors at a time. So it was very hard to do nice animations. That’s why they invented color cycling. Certain pixel areas cylce through a palette of colors to suggest animation. A very simple idea with a really nice aesthetical outcome.
Joseph Huckaby adapted this principle to HTML5 (forget about Internet Explorer) and brought some artwork by Mark Ferrari to life. Check out these examples. And if you’re up for it, here‘s some more information.
found via @mrdoob