Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 18:16:15 -0500

Author: Rick Tarara

Subject: Re: animations



Animated pages (as opposed to pages that have selectable animations) can be
slow to load, especially through modems, and can end up irritating and
distracting, especially if you always have to go through a given page to get
where you want to be. I'd suggest working with panes and backgrounds to
give the page(s) good aesthetics. If you do use any animations, keep them
small. Animated GIF files work well on web pages and are actually fairly
easy to do yourself. Most recent drawing programs include the capabilities.

My $.02


Richard W. Tarara
Professor of Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Cynthia Coutre"
To: "tap-l"
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 5:41 PM

> Hey Tappers! I'm working on creating web pages for my labs, but they're
> pretty boring at the moment. What I'd like to do is add some animations
> the index pages to make them more attractive. Does anyone know of cool
> public-domain animations that I could use? Any other suggestions to
spruce it
> up would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance!
> Cynthia
> Cynthia Coutre
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