gif animations

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gif animations...
I tried to put a gif animation up as a banner, but it only ran through the animation once then stopped. How can I set it to keep looping...it loops in other internet sites.
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tonitalley1

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Hello tonitalley1

Did you by chance resize your .gif image in the banner editor? I believe this affects the way your .gif image functions.

Instead of try to resize or crop your banner, try creating your .gif banner to the dimension required. You can see the size of the banner by clicking on the banner area and a dialog box will show up. The dimensions are found at the bottom of that dialog box.

Then upload your banner and apply to the banner area.

Please let me know if this does not resolve the issue.
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I did not resize, but it seems that when I click to put this in the header, it looks like it auto resizes to fill the whole space. I will try again when I find the proper size to use.
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Hi tonitalley1,

Sanja's right resizing a .gif can stop it working properly. Depending on your style it might repeat in the banner space, if i remember correctly some styles auto fill the banner but i dont think they expand images, they might, Sanja will know.

I would recommend setting up a test site with a different style and see if the GIF works as you would expect on that.

The important thing i think about using GIF files in banners is the size of the file. How big is the file?

Most big sites use flash if they want to display a moving banner. There are free online flash banner makers, I would check them out as an alternative, it's actually possible to remove the built in banner on any style and embed your own flash banner in its place.

Lee http://hexham.info
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Oy! The file is quite large, maybe 50 layers in the original file for all the different effects. I have never used flash before, I make all my stuff in Gimp.