sparkle.gif, the <blink> tag of the modern web

So, I mentioned to some folks the other day about fun you can have with animated GIFs like sparkle.gif and CSS styling of elements. It’s an effect whose obnoxiousness is tantamount to the <blink> tag from the early days of the web. (Combine that with the <marquee> tag and you’ve got all the ingredients for “web n00b” goodness.)

Here’s an example of how to use the sparkle.gif to decorate text:

ZOMG, this is SO SHINY!!!@#!

You can stop convulsing now. I’m sure there’s a special place reserved in Hell for me, now.

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  1. Oh yes, you will burn for this. Do not encourage animated gif abuse, Dossy. Think of the children!

  2. I wasn’t convulsing .. I actually liked that effect!

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