Evolution of <img>: Gif without the GIF

In the latest Safari Tech Preview it’s now possible to use MP4 files in <img> tags. Intended use case is short, muted, looping video. Colin Bendell digs deeper into this. By enabling true video formats (like MP4) to be included in <img> tags, Safari Technology Preview has fixed performance and UX problems. With it, our […]

Getting the actual GIF from a tweet with TWEET2GIF

Twitter supports GIFs (and more recently: longer/bigger GIFs!), yet they render them as MP4 files. So how to get the original GIF? Enter TWEET2GIF: Ever wanted to download that gif that you saw on Twitter? Maybe share it on Facebook or other social networks? You’re at the right place! Just paste in the URL of […]

Extracting Looping GIFs From Videos

Finding and extracting well-looping segments from a movie requires much attention and patience […] To make things easier I wrote a Python script which automates the task. This post explains the math behind the algorithm and provides a few examples of use. Fuck yeah, math! Or, as the author states: Yet another big problem of […]

Animated GIFs the Hard Way

The Sublime Text Website has some nifty animations to show of a few features. Turns out they’re not animated gifs. One of the criteria was that the animations should work everywhere, from IE6 to an iPad. This ruled out two common video options, Flash and the <video> element. Animated GIF files would have been a […]