A Short History of the GIF [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 14th, 2012

From the earliest blinking “Under Construction” signs on web sites to joke images still passed around, the humble little GIF has been with us a long time. Check out this video to learn more about it.

Courtesy of LEGS Media, we’re treated to a cute claymation-style look at the birth, revision, and long life of the ubiquitous little GIF.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/14/12
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