[Imc-uk-process] Re: Publishing server and server appeal
tallpaul at ml1.net
Mon Nov 8 07:14:55 PST 2004
On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 21:01, jeff wrote:
> Maqui wrote:
> > Jeff wrote:
> > >Please don't use Flash. It is not Free Software, it is an
> > >annoying pile of bits.
> > opps ... ok, fair enough.
> > is there any free software out there that would animate
> > things?
> Animated gifs, meta refresh & DHTML are a few ways to animate
> banners. Although I find animated images a bit annoying when
> I'm trying to read.
There are accessibility issues with animation in web pages. Some folks
(primarily dyslexics - and I have this problem) can't read text if there
is (too much) animation. Animated gifs are much more preferable to other
solutions as there are browser controls you can use to turn off animated
gifs, or have them only loop once. Its worth making sure that the first
and last frame make sense for people that do this.
As to the original question the Gimp will handle animated gifs and there
are command line utils that will string images together.
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