Can anyone confirm whether APNG support (Animated PNGs) will be supported in IE8? I've done some web searching and last I heard it doesn't. I always wanted sigs with transparency (shadow, glow, etc) which could be done with PNG since, well, many years ago. I had to wait until IE7 came out to really use them because Firefox was one of the few browsers to support an alpha channel... and since a large portion of the web share was still using IE6 people mostly saw ugly gray borders.
IMO APNGs are awesome -- finally we have an animated image that supports full 24-bit color, that's backwards compatible
with browsers who can only display static PNGs, and has full 256-level alpha channel (and not just 1-bit like GIFs). I've been waiting to have an alternative to GIFs for YEARS!
... However I'm sure IE8 won't support it, but that's not really a surprise. People rant about how IE doesn't need to support it because it's such an unused format but I disagree. Graphic design is one of my hobbies and I know for certain that people like me have been waiting for animated PNGs. It's just that no one uses them because
Ie doesn't support them. Maybe when I'm on my death bead IE85 might just then support it