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Posted on 2014-03-07
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Hi, are GIFs the only form of animated graphics that modern browsers support.

I want to add a brief tutorial section to my website and i would like to use animated graphics instead of video clips to portray a few small steps - similar to this website - http://www.designsprint.net

If anyone has any advice or resources, it would be greatly appreciated, thanks...
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by:Andy M
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I believe you can also do animations using Java, and Flash is alos capable of doing animations (though you need a copy of Flash to create them). Obviously these will require additional plugins installing on the computers that access the site to work.

If it's a 2-frame animation you could also use image rollovers. I'm not sure if you can do more with animations in HTML5/CSS3 - haven't kept up-to-date on that.

GIF is probably the easiest and most widely supported method without needing additional plugins to be installed.
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by:mankowitz
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There are a couple of options

0. As you mentioned, there are animated gifs, youtube links, and other forms of video.

1. Do not discount having a series of still images and using some kind of slideshow format. That allows the user to go back and forth at their own speed.

2. You could use GFY (gif format yoker) which also has soundless video but enables some controls. See http://gfycat.com/about
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by:Dan Craciun
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Just as a side note: the APNG allows for much better quality animations, but it's only supported in Firefox: http://people.mozilla.org/~dolske/apng/demo.html

Dan
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by:oo7ml
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Thanks all... sorry i should have pointed out that i don't want to use video (for many reasons).

I just want to use graphics (that are animated)... looks like GIF is probably my best bet
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by:Gary
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You can use HTML5 and CSS3 animations to cycle through images and animate objects.
Won't work in IE8 or lower and it's not something you are going to learn in an hour.
You can see some examples here
http://davidwalsh.name/canvas-demos
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Does anyone know how the iphone is done on the 'Say goodbye to' section on this site - https://www.robinhood.com
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Mix of images and CSS animations.
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You could use a third party application like,

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/unfreez.html

It's very easy to create your images in Photoshop then compile them into an animated GIF with this simple  utility.
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