Dec 11, 2013

Top 10 Most Amazing Gifs You’ve Ever Seen

Charles Patterson
Dec 11th, 2013 - 2 mins read

Gifs are cool again! The design community has gone mad for animations and in part Gifs are responsible for this. Basically, if you’re not designing something that you can’t turn into a gif then you may as well go home. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of some truly inspirational Gifs from the wide design community.

Enjoy

Hypercompact-400x300-2

Mind = Blown!  This is one of my favourite animations around, the devil is in the details – watch how everything contracts just before it all loops again.

Cameras

 Put all of the design trends into one Gif and win – Flat, long shadow Gif! There’s no flash on the front of an iPhone though…

Court-2

 This looks really simple but there’s a hell of a lot going on here. All the little animations – the cameras, the arms swinging, the ball all make a great impact.

Dribbble_small_iwatch

Really original piece. Super smooth animations make this really work. I’d love to see this come to being.

Moln

Linn Fritz is the Gif Goddess – check out more of her stuff on dribbble.com/linnfritz

Catpurr

Super simple but really effective animation

Sweet-crude-logo-animated

The movement of the water droplet is super realistic on this, it really makes all the difference. The fact that everyone loves a looping Gif also helps.

Mc-delivery

Simple but really effective. A great piece from the Mailchimp team

Anti_dribbble

I love the combination of animations in this. There are so many tiny and detailed bits that make the piece feel fuller and more satisfying.

Sidebar-animacia2

Since Apple have made some pretty cool/pointless animations for iOS7 loads of UI animations have come out of the woodworks.

Most of these animations have been made in Adobe after effects and converted into gifs using photoshop.

You can convert a film file into a Gif by opening up photoshop and selecting File>Import>Video Frames to Layers.

All you have to do after that is save it out as a Gif! Easy!


Charles Patterson
Dec 11th, 2013 - 2 mins read
  • Dig these. The first one is done so well.

  • Passenger

    They’re oddly satisfying

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