Where do I find GIFs and what do I have to be aware of
GIFs rock! They have a huge emotional appeal. So, nicely done you for wanting to use GIFs in your sparks.
Here is the best source for gifs: www.giphy.com
In order to use one of them, you click on the gif and then on media
The best option is 'small'
Copy the link and open the gif optimizer: www.ezgif.com
You want to make sure that your gif has the right format and size - that's what ezgif does.
In the top menu, the following three are your most important options.
- Resize: Change the pixel-dimensions of the gif
- Crop: Cut parts of it
- Optimizer: Reduce the file size by decreasing quality
Your quality criteria:
- Not bigger than 500 KB
- Dimensions: 16:9 or 4:3 work best
- Width should be around 320 px