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Coloured ASCII by Lorrie Carrington (lc), late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Her work is available in various archives without colour, but they were in colour on her own website. HTML supports millions of colours (although a 256-limit was good for compatibility at the time), so it looks a bit different from classic ASCII and ANSI that uses 8 or 16 colours.

Other ASCII-artists also used HTML-colour. See for example Joan Stark and Allen Mullen. Maybe there was a lot of colourful ASCII that was only preserved without colour…

Famous paintings in coloured HTML ASCII by Allen Mullen, probably from the first half of the 1990’s. Originals by Da Vinci, Dali, Michaelangelo, Monet, Brueghel, Raphael, Van Gogh and Vermeer.

More info and graphics here.

Coloured ASCII-work in HTML by Allen Mullen. His oldest dated work is from 1994, but he was probably active long before that. His great archive of Usenet ASCII goes back to 1991. He stopped working with ASCII around 1996.

He called this gifscii, because it involved converting GIFs to ASCII. He also called it pictures rather than art, to avoid discussions and insults about the merit of his work.

Mullen often drew the images from scratch with a Wacom tablet. He used three shades of grey which the gifscii converter turned into $, M and !. With a word processor’s replace function he’d introduce areas of C and :. He used macros to even out the edges and did a lot of manual editing. “I don’t believe it would be practical to try to copy my methods. There’s a lot more to it than I can describe here.”

Colour could be added in browsers such as Netscape Gold by selecting the text and choosing a colour. Most browsers supported a palette of 256 colours. Of course, colour could also be added manually in the HTML code.

More info here and more of his images here.

Max Cooper – Symphony in Acid. Animation by Ksawery Komputery. It actually runs in the browser with the default font. See for yourself.

Texttop (2024-update: now called Browsh) converts your computer screen into text (coloured block characters) and sends it to you, while you’re on a crappy internet connection somewhere else. Finally you can stream Gangnam Style in the forest! By Thomas Buckley-Houston. h/t: r r mutt

ANSI works by emptie@ptt in normal and HTML-botched states.

Taiwaneese ANSI in original, in HTML, and googletranslated into English. The original is Metal Upa by emptie@ptt.

Drawing with HTML, from this 2007 YouTube-clip with a fitting soundtrack.


Hackers hack Mr.Robot: http://ift.tt/1Xii2eX

Nice n’ sloppy ASCII art style.

The same web page displayed in different browsers. The so called Acid2 test checks the browser’s support for eg Unicode, HTML and CSS. All these are failed attempts.

Do you pass the Acid2 test?