Animation

Turning Fend Shui Lantern

If you had told me ten years ago that animated gifs would be so big in 2014, I would have laughed at you: the format was already obsolete then, and surely in ten years we would have been able to develop a better format for delivering animation.

It is easy to under-estimate the legal intricacies of intellectual property and the corporate intrigue that results of this. The fact that it took years to come up with a tag to host video after two earlier ones (object and embed) did not help.

So in the end, the only thing that works is a format designed in 1989 that can be displayed in the <img> tag.

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