animated gif

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  • #108553

    animated gif for posting

    #108967

    timethief
    Member

    You can upload animated gifs into posts and pages. You can place them in text widgets. But you cannot upload them into your blog’s header. Please post again if this does not answer the question you were trying to compose.

    #109064

    trent
    Member

    The following is the FAQ for uploading and adding photos to posts and pages.

    Trent

    #109177

    can my avatar be an animated gif?

    #109179

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, not as far as I know. WordPress likes these forums kept pretty clean and professional.

    #109185

    drmike
    Member

    They do? ;)

    #109186

    drmike,

    THANKS A MILLION!!!
    it means a lot to me.
    (by the way, raincoaster, an animated gif won’t hurt any blog’s clean and professinal image, if you know how to “play it right”!)

    #109189

    drmike
    Member

    Actually you can run a virus through an animated gif. That’s why they’re not allowed. Animations are stopped for that reason. I’d give you a link but 20 pages into Google and I’ve yet to find a single mention or example. Too many “animated gif” sites online.

    The only way around that is to link to an image hosted elsewhere.

    #109190

    raincoaster
    Member

    What’s the clean and professional animated gif? Guy Kawasaki giving a presentation?

    #109192

    timethief
    Member

    IMO animated gifs are for kids and gamers. They are not in the least “professional” looking. One can simply visit the “professional” A list bloggers’ blogs and prove this to their own satisfaction.

    #109193

    Actually you can run a virus through an animated gif.

    i know it’s cool to hate on animated gif’s, but let’s chill out on the FUD huh?
    stop being absurd.

    #109194

    unless of course, you’re trying to sound smart by misremembering the static jpeg GDI+ vulnerability? go around to the *ahem* professional sites, and you’ll see plenty of those.

    #109195

    drmike
    Member

    That wasn’t what I was thinking of. I did a quick search but couldn’t find the reference I was looking for.

    I do try, you know.

    #109196

    nosysnoop
    Member

    I made an animated gif of Britney Spears once:

    #109197

    drmike
    Member

    I had to reboot my computer. :)

    #109198

    nosysnoop
    Member

    WHY??? I took pictures of her of the same size and went to a site that makes those gifs. :(

    #109200

    there is no reference. if an malformed image causes a fault in a browser, that’s a browser vulnerability. not a problem with the format.

    #109201

    phew!
    finally all the consternation over animated gif is over.
    i didn’t even GUESS it was such a controversial topic!

    #109202

    …Not professional?
    Oké, I also abhor Cinderella waltzing around with prince Charming in a cloud of glitterdust, or smilies at the end of every sentence, but sometimes a log can be made a bit more lively with gifs; a popcorn-munching smilie at the start of a movie review, for instance. What’s unprofessional with that? I go with the ‘don’t send your visitors into epilepsy’ attitude, but internet is also a very visual medium; surfers hate sitepages which are composed of static texts only.
    I absolutely treasure this tiny smilie that very rapidly shakes her boobies…displaying a broad grin in the process. It’s the most hilarious anima smilie I ever saw. And what about this keyboard-basher, (not a smilie) animated in black and white and in a rather minimal way but it moves like the best in Tom & Jerry fluency, and the anima almost lasts for 30 seconds. It’s cleverly done, pure grand-guignol and at the end there’s lots of red…
    Some of those gifs are ART, guys.

    That gifs can behold viruses I didn’t know. Is a Norton or ZoneAlarm virusscan not sufficiënt?

    #109203

    timethief
    Member

    Responding to the original poster “animated gif for posting”.

    AHEM … You can upload animated gifs into posts and pages.
    You can place them in text widgets in your sidebar.
    But you cannot upload them into your blog’s header or use them as avatars.

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