Re: virus: banner ad prototype

David McFadzean (
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 17:16:26 -0700

At 02:36 PM 12/31/97 -0800, Marie Foster wrote:

>I like the animations. However, on my dial up notebook, with a 33 modem
>they took a looooonnnngggg time to load. On the fractional T1 at work
>it was not the same wait, but still took some time. IMHO, graphics and
>the internet are not fully ready for prime time. Any way to speed up
>the load?

Yes, the Bio/Ideohazard morph uses 50 frames for smooth animation. I
could cut down the number of frames at the expense of make it look
more jerky, or go with a static Ideohazard which is less than 3k.

The banner ad itself will be redone in Macromedia Flash instead of
an animated GIF. That should reduce the size to a few K rather than
a hundred K.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus