Colin Bendell on a new feature in Safari Technology Preview:
- Now you can
<img src=".mp4"> in Safari Technology Preview
- Early results show mp4s in
<img> tags display 20x faster and
decode 7x faster than the GIF equivalent — in addition to being
1/14th the file size!
- Background CSS video & Responsive Video can now be a “thing”.
- Finally cinemagraphs without the downsides of GIFs!
- Now we wait for the other browsers to catch-up: This post is
46 MB on Chrome but 2 MB in Safari TP
It’ll take a few years for this to catch on web-wide, but the benefits are massive. It’s really rather ridiculous how popular the GIF format is in 2017.
★ Monday, 4 December 2017