It’s Christmas!

Santa is coming!

Hohoho! It’s christmas again, and GimpsterDotCom has been dressed up for the event with a snowy background and red colours all around.

It was particularly easy for me to change the background this year, because the little images that make the rounded corners are alpha-blended [PNG][] images. The [PNG][] format is truly great: it supports 8-bit alpha-channels, which makes it possible to have real antialiasing that work on any background. My images blend from white to transparent, not from white to say blue as the old GIF images did. So when I change the background colour, then the antialiasing still works. [PNG][] images also compress better than GIF and the format is open and free of ugly patents, something which cannot be said about GIF images.

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