This is the third and last “lesson” regarding the differences between the flash, static and gif banners. You can read the previous articles here and here. Today we’ll talk about gif banners.

GIF banners

GIF banners are animated or static images that contain images and text and carry the .gif extension. Animated GIFs comprise a number of images (frames) that are displayed one after another and thus creating the sense of motion. A GIF file that contains only a frame is static.

Example:

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Static banners

A static banner takes the shape of an image that might contain graphics and text. Most of these static banners are .jpg files, but you can also find them in .png, and .gif. GIF banners can be static and animated, but we’ll talk more about GIFs in the next “lesson”.

Example:

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