16 Jul

Hacker News – Self Extracting PNG

I’ve been working on this for a couple weeks, attempting to get it looking perfect and get it to 1kb. It’s going to be going on stage at http://solskogen.no/ shortly, so I figured now is the perfect time to post.

As far as I know, this is the first ever case of a self-extracting PNG — the file is a PNG that first is interpreted as HTML, which then unpacks the compressed code within the PNG to start the second stage. I plan to write a blog post about how I got the size down as far as it is, but feel free to ask any questions you may have, as I’d love to see this technique spread!

Edit: Requires Chrome and Firefox — has been tested heavily on Windows and OS X, but this will eat your CPU and GPU alive.

via Hacker News – Self Extracting PNG. Wow that is some impressive work.