Graphic Design Trends part 8

Hat-Frog10Animated GIF’s.

We all thought they were gone. Done with. We were all wrong. Designers everywhere are exploring and experimenting with animated GIF’s.The word on the street, however, is that they can be absolutely horrible. An example of this is given in the original article (http://www.creativebloq.com/design/trend-predictions-2013-11121414) and the example is reviewed as horrible. Unfortunately when I clicked the link to see how it appeared, the link wasn’t available to me. So I Googled animated GIF’s to see what all the fuss was about.

Honestly, in school, I learned how to make animated GIF’s and I wasn’t overly impressed. So much so that if I was asked to do one right now I would have to refer back to my books and reteach myself this little trick.

Some “shining examples” of animated GIF’s are:

http://www.ddesignerr.com/40-great-animated-gifs/

http://techzoomer.com/animated-gif-maker/

http://www.wallsave.com/wallpaper/1024×768/dota-animated-gif-907846.html

http://www.andysowards.com/blog/2012/40-best-animated-art-gifs/

I would like to say that I am really enjoying the animated wallpaper from wallsave of the the Joker.

Also, I found that when I began researching this topic I was biased and assuming. While I found MANY of the animated GIF’s to be unimpressive, or annoying…I actually did enjoy some of them. And at http://www.andysowards.com/blog/2012/40-best-animated-art-gifs/ I was impressed that there was some background given on the subject, along with his top 40 picks.

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