I made my first gif! I did it using Gifninja. It’s part of my Web Design Bootcamp project to create a banner ad. I chose this standard size of 400×240 px. First, I took an painting I made and isolated my unicorn. Then copied it and cropped it differently for my background. I added BaseTwelve font. I created new layers with the parts moved slightly, saved each layer as a jpg and then popped them into Gifninja and they did the rest. This is a great website because they host the image for you and you can adjust the speed of the animation. Ta da.
[…] used YSlow to determine that my website is 818.7 K. 598.1K is spent in the fancy ad banner unicorn gif. My instructor said it’s important to know how to reduce your website size and I know that if […]
[…] I was inspired by mr. div. and so I was inspired by his hexagon gifs and made one. It’s kind of like Letterpress posters in a way. They have to align otherwise you get this bouncing effect, which may be something to shoot for. I like how the gradients got artifacty. That happens with gifs in the compression of the information. It get’s a bit chunky. If you were wondering, my first gif was part of a website assignment, to help simulate banner ads. See my first gif here. […]