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Animated GIF images are widespread on the Internet, despite the fact that most modern browsers can play video on a web page with no additional software installed. GIF images have lots of drawbacks compared to video files - they’re much bigger, don’t support true-colors (GIF palette is limited to 256 distinct colors), can’t include sound - but they’re still a popular way to distribute short animations or even video clips. Even in 2014.

Part 5 - the last installment! - of our five-part video tutorial series on creating a multi-planed, multi-layered panning HTML5 background is here.

Many thanks to Joe Campanaro for creating this in-depth look at building an animated scene, and to everyone who’s been following along with this series. Send us your feedback and suggestions for upcoming video topics!

You can open the original Animatron project in the Editor here - duplicate it to make changes and build on it.

If you missed any of the earlier episodes, never fear, here they are: