WebP image format wars.

WebP from Google will deliver a faster internet to you. But at what cost?

WebP is something I found out by total accident when asking the simple question of:

Why does Google Chrome not support animated .PNG files?

– S

It turns out Google instead of including the format into the library on their browser decided instead to pull a total dick move and exclude it. Although you can simply download an animated PNG plugin for Chrome here. That’s not the point. The point is it should be natively supported which it is not. If Google finally did support animated PNG files then it would put an axe into animated .GIF files. A Format which is still in use since the late 1980’s! Animated GIF files are now old enough to run for president of the United States! Googles attitude is as follows:

Why spend anymore time on other formats like PNG and JPG when WebP will be cooler!

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