How Web Animation Works

By: Tom Harris

Web Animation of Puppet Man
Web animation has come a long way over the years, many websites include it now all over their site to make it more fun to browse. akindo / Getty Images

These days, you can find animated figures all across the Internet! There are a number of technologies that web designers use to create animation, including:

  • Animated GIFs
  • Dynamic HTML
  • Java
  • Shockwave and Flash

In this article, 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!