Visual Loops: Giphy Versus Vine

Posted about 2 years ago.

Made a not so successful visual loop of a flag and some fireworks. But, now, how to present it?

Here’s a GIF, delivered via Giphy:

Here’s a video, delivered via Vine:

Visually, I don’t really like either. I’m not a fan of GIFs (or video, for that matter) that play without user intent. This is especially true when you have a number of GIFs on a page. I want an onclick which you could do with Javascript (eg, take a static image from the GIF and when the user selects it, load the actual GIF).

The Vine takes up too much real estate but I do like being able to hear the pop of the firework so score one for Vine if there’s an audio element to the loop.

That is all.