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Nikola Janceski
February 1, 2002 11:47
RE: Please point me to a language (perl I hope)
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The rule of thumb for animated images:
Flashing, blinking, rotating, jumpy-bumpy effects are distracting. If you
must use animated images, keep it small, tasteful, and to a bare minimum.
Studies have found that users have actually gone so far as to 'cover'
annoying animations and blinking text with their hands when viewing a site
containing these 'features'. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Camilo Gonzalez []
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 8:32 AM
To: 'Luinrandir Hernsen';
Subject: RE: Please point me to a language (perl I hope)

Please stop making life difficult for yourself. If you need just a small
part of a large image to animate, chop up the large image so the animated
part can be isolated, place all the parts in a table to unite them and
animate the needed part. 

As for the person walking, either use the above technique or if the file
sizes become unwieldy, use DHTML. Perl can do server side animation for you,
but it's a bigger headache than what I've described.

As a caveat, please be aware that most people find gratuitous animation
annoying. If you can get away with not animating something, don't.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 8:25 PM
Subject: Please point me to a language (perl I hope)

Sorry if this is off topic, but I really don't know who else to ask.

Heres what I want to do.. maybe you would be so kind as to tell me what
language this can best be done in. I'm just learning perl and know HTML.

within frames (or a table)...
I would like to put a large gif in the backround and then place a smaller
gif over it.
The smaller gif is where the movement or animation would happen, Like a
mouth moving over a picture of a person. 

Could this be done with 2 or 3 small moving gifs at the same time?
Like a candle flame and a mouth of a person?

If I had a picture of a forest, I'd like to have a person walk from left to
would this mean individual gifs or one multi-gif animation in a frame that
moves over the backround?

I have looked into Java, Javascript, CSS and DHTML and all look promising,
but I have yet to find an example in a book that answers my question.

Help? Please?
L Hernsen

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