Infuse life into your next social media post, presentation, or meeting. Trust us, it’s worth the hype.
Need some angels or religious stuff to decorate your web page. Maybe try the place above.
Credits: Grafica Cristiana via GifCities and Internet Archive
Here are three reasons you should make your next social media post an animation.
1. They draw the eye
With animation, your designs take on a whole new dimension. Movement grabs a viewer’s attention in a way a static image simply can’t. And in a busy social media feed, that’s a crucial point of difference.
2. They’re favored by social media algorithms
Ahh, the mysterious ways of “the algorithms”. Figuring out how to make the social media algorithms work for, rather than against you, can be headache inducing. Hot tip: posts containing videos and GIFS get higher levels of engagement (those likes and shares that you crave) and are more likely to be featured in your audience’s feed.
3. They’re surprisingly easy to make
They might look fancy, but that doesn’t mean they take hours—or hundreds of dollars—to create.
Credits: Michelle and Canva via Outlook
I do enjoy making graphics and GIFs for the Gifville blog (and a few other places as well).
Credits: Metakal via GifCities and Internet Archive
We’re on to you!
Credits: Damascus Apparel and Tumblr via Robyn Lawrence, UI, Submission and Pinterest
Gifville’s sister blog, The Half-Eaten Mind, turned 5 today. As part of this milestone, the blog has undergone a complete change with new branding and name. I created this simple GIF showing the old and new HEM blog header images blending into each other perpetually.
Credits: Vijay Shah, HEM News Agency and gif-in-gif.com
Sadly, it’s not Sunday anymore, but very much a Monday. I wonder how people spent their Sundays back in the Eighties. Perhaps they were chilling out, watching videos like the one the above GIF came from.
Credits: Galactic Melt via HOP IN MY DELOREAN, Tumblr and Giphy
The old ‘Titantron’ entrance graphics for WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, one of my faves growing up.
Credits: WWE via Wrestling Amino
A custom-made widget from a site I own. You have a pool of virtual fishes which follow your cursor around the screen and you can right-click to give them food.
Credits: Vijay Shah, Half-Eaten Mind Graphics and aBowman
A bilingual (English-Arabic) GIF advertising events being held at the UAE Innovation Week on the 22nd-28th November 2015 at the Dubai Media City in Dubai. This GIF is so technologically ballin’ it even has its own QR code in the colours of the Emirati flag.
ثنائية اللغة (إنجليزي-عربي) الأحداث الإعلان GIF محتجزين في أسبوع الابتكار الإمارات العربية المتحدة على ال22، 28 نوفمبر 2015 في مدينة دبي للإعلام في دبي.
Credits: Dubai Media City