Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 08:31:45 -0400

Author: Angela Plagemann

Subject: RE: animations


Hi Cynthia,

I have to agree with Rick. Keep any animations small or limited to animated gifs, otherwise loading times get too long and your users will become frustrated. I find that the use of color for text and backgrounds is a much more effective way of making a page look nice.

Another suggestion is to borrow a digital camera and take some pictures of your nicest-looking equipment or maybe your building and use those on your index pages. You can also take those pictures and fade them in Photoshop, so they can be used as a background.

Have fun,

Angela Plagemann
Physics Demonstration Lab
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-2498