These days, you can find animated figures all across the Internet! For example, the How Stuff Works Animation Tour contains dozens of the best animated figures from How Stuff Works articles. There are a number of technologies that web designers use to create animation, including:

  • Animated GIFs
  • Dynamic HTML
  • Java
  • Shockwave and Flash
In this edition of How Stuff Works, we'll give you an introduction to how all of these technologies work, along with their advantages and disadvantages. We'll also take a look at the newest innovations that will further expand Web animation!