I have just tested the webp format: I load them by replacing my PNG spritesheets with WEBP files renamed as .PNG (the app reads the header), and the application runs as before, but with a significant reduction of the size of the images.
Now I am wondering if it is possible, for animations, to use animated GIF/WEBP…
I think we would need a little bit of code to handle them on canvas, because we assume images are unchanging, but on the DOM target especially, it certainly would be possible
They could be converted to tilemaps and rendered like animated tiles
Yes, a bit of code… it could be possible, I would just need to know how I can access the single frames.