Creating Killer Web Sites

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GIF Animation

With applications like Yves Piquet's GifBuilder, it's simple to add animation to your web pages. While this may spice up the look of your pages, it's important to pay attention to file size. No matter how cool you think it is, your visitors probably won't hang around to see your 200k animation. Keep the image size small by working with as few frames as possible. The animation below consists of twelve frames and weighs in at 28k.

Go to the tools page to find a list of the GIF animation applications available for download.

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