Understand GIF animation
Create and use GIF animations
Embed a Java applet
Add scrolling and blinking text
Understand vector graphics and Flash
Understand how to use animation
In the last decade, the World Wide Web has been swept by a whirlwind of change. Beginning with simple, linked text documents, it has seen the addition of graphics, sound, video, and more. The Web experience of the new millennium promises to be one of dynamic interactivity. Some of the most dramatic additions have been in the area of animation. Beginning with simple GIF animations and moving on to more exotic creations made with Macromedia’s Flash technology, it is now possible to create a very “lively” Web site. However, be cautious in your use of animation. It is very easy to cross the line from interesting to annoying.