Glossary of Web Terms


An advertising banner, an image, or Flash movie that has multiple frames and movement. Generally, GIF images are the only format that can support animations. Flash also supports animations, although the content is not (easily) optimized for search engines. Back on the old school internet, GIF animations were abundantly common and often times overused.

A non-animating JPG image.

A non-animating JPG image.

An animated GIF image

An animated GIF image.

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