Old School Color Cycling with HTML5
July 26, 2010 2:38 AM Subscribe
Old School Color Cycling with HTML5 This was a technology often used in 8-bit video games of the era, to achieve interesting visual effects by cycling (shifting) the color palette. 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.
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(Apparently works in all browsers except Internet Explorer. Sorry.)