Animated Gifs in RW


(Lee Montgomery) #1

Can anyone advise me on the subject of animated Gif content in older Rapid Weaver versions? Will I need to update my various software versions to get results? And if I do update, will Gifs and animated Pngs work in scaling situations?

I’m using the bgStretcher 2 Stack, in Themeflood XXL theme, in RW 5. It works well, but won’t allow animated gif content to play (as far as my attempts so far have shown).


(Joe Martin) #2

Try this:
https://www.doobox.co.uk/stacks_store/demos/gifplayer.html


(Lee Montgomery) #3

Thanks Joe, I did see that…

It says it’s only compatible with Stacks version 3. I doubt I have that version, but I’m not sure how I’d check which version I do have…

And if I did get it, would it work in RW5?


(Joe Martin) #4

That is very old…
I think you can add gif files in html…yell if you need me to send you the code.

Here is some code:

<img style="border-width: 0px;" src="http://www.ibize.com/vvm2/powmiaflag.gif" width="85" height="63" />

(Lee Montgomery) #5

It is… I’m trying to resurrect an old site on zero budget, but I can hardly complain if I trip up.

HTML code sounds hopeful. I’ll give it a go, thanks!


(Joe Martin) #6

Glad to help


(Joe Martin) #7

Did that work…for the gifs and the email?


(Lee Montgomery) #8

I managed to get your Gif working in there, but my understanding of html and RW are limited at best. I couldn’t get mine to run.

In the end I linked to versions that were running on another site. Seems to work ok, but I haven’t resolved my scaling background issue. I think I’ll have to make-do, until I spend some money…

Thanks for the help/suggestions. Most kind.

LM


(Joe Martin) #9

Where are your gifs located?
They have to be on your server.


(Lee Montgomery) #10

Originally I was taking them from my Dropbox folders (same as my other images). They just showed up as static images. I then brought them in from my Wix site and they ran fine.


(Joe Martin) #11

cool…
did you see the last version of my email/file send file?


(Lee Montgomery) #12

Erm… You mean your reply with the flag gif and the code in?


(Joe Martin) #13

Thinking of something else…sorry


(Lee Montgomery) #14

Ah. Cheers, Joe.


(Stephen Meyers) #15

I have just dropped GIFs onto the page and they work without any coding or stack.
https://familydiscoveries.net/Preserve/backup-files.html
The example above does scale in size.
This is using the current versions of Stack and RW8.


(Stephen Meyers) #16

@joemart1951. Nice stack on the link you posted.


(Joe Martin) #17

What stack?


(Stephen Meyers) #18

@joemart1951
GIFPlayer


(Joe Martin) #19

yep…
I used it here:
http://ibize.com/vvm2/


(Lee Montgomery) #20

That’s good to know, Stephen, thanks.

Cool animation!