Old School Color Cycling with HTML5

Why would I put a nifty HTML5 trick up on a retro site? Well if you played video games in the 80s and early 90s you might have seen the color cycling effect in your favorite games. “Back then video cards could only render 256 colors at a time, so a palette of selected colors was used. But the programmer could change this palette at will, and all the onscreen colors would instantly change to match. It was fast, and took virtually no memory. Thus began the era of color cycling.”

It is really interesting to see that we have gotten to the point where color cycling can be run in the browser. What an age we live in.


See the Live Demos of some Old School Color Cycling with HTML5 [@] EffectGames


Garry Vander Voort

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