GIF created by mr. div
In case you missed this, and who knew this happened, the GIF has gotten older by 25 years. Wow, time flies when there’s so much fun and inspiration from a format file.
GIF portrait of Jamie Beck, photographer and GIF-maker
The history is that way before the Internet the GIF (made out of 8-bit bytes of encoded frames) was invented
“because traditional image files took forever to transmit through the creeping dial-up connections of the day.”
Today the GIF has evolved, just like the Internet has evolved. And it is more than fireworks and dancing babies. It’s a fun way to express yourself and your message, or another way to inspire others. But I think the days of boring banner ads for the Web should be over, no?