How To Make Web Animations With A Photo Background
IntroductionThe main formats for presenting graphics on the web all have advantages and disadvantages.
This is illustrated in the following table:
Now one obvious thing that you can see by reading this chart, is if you want animation you need to use GIF, but if you want to present photographs you need to use JPEG (or perhaps PNG).
But what if you want to show an animation on top of a photographic background?
There's no obvious solution in the chart!
Fortunately, as far as web design is concerned, there is a solution: take advantage of GIF's transparency option, plus a bit of clever HTML coding, to place the transparent GIF on top of a JPEG background.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how (in three chapters):
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