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    Default .GIF FILES

    I have a .Gif file / picture on my website. When it is uploaded is does not show, only a block and a cross inside.

    Do i need to embed somehow?

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    Default Re: .GIF FILES

    Xara Desktop applications can Export objects as GIFs.
    If you drag one onto your design, it is stored in the Bitmap gallery as a GIF.
    When it is then rendered in your published website, it will have been converted to a JPEG or PNG.

    If you must have it render as a GIF, you need to create a Placeholder with code:
    <img src="myMustHaveGif.gif" width=100% height=100% />
    You need to scale the Placeholder size to that of the GIF's dimensions.

    Create a new design document with the GIF added and upload it here.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: .GIF FILES

    I have created the placeholder (same size as the gif)

    i have selected the placeholder > web properties > placeholder and pasted the code in the body and head section.

    Once uploaded the gif (south african flag) displays but it does not move as supposed to: http://nationalglassmafikeng.co.za/

    What do you mean by: "Create a new design document with the GIF added and upload it here." ?

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    Default Re: .GIF FILES

    Ah, Acorn it is an animated GIF. Not sure if this makes any difference.

    I have not used animated Gifs in a long time but I just downloaded one from Gify.com to my desktop, and then dragged and dropped it into a web document and it works fine.

    I am using v 16 but I think this capability has been around for many versions.

    I've attached the file I downloaded.
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    Default Re: .GIF FILES

    So, to confirm, when I drag and drop an animated GIF onto my Xara design page, it creates a Placeholder with "replace with graphic file": name.gif.
    This action rendered the animated on a web page.

    It additionally creates a HTML Preview file to "colour" the Placeholder and this is saved into the Bitmap gallery as a JPEG/PNG.

    The same happens with File > Import.

    @JuanSA - can you now see what you need to do?

    Acorn
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    Default Re: .GIF FILES

    Thanks @Acorn and @gwpriester

    I dragged and dropped and it works perfectly.

    Previously i copied and pasted the file into the design page. That was creating the animated gif not to work.

 

 

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