Never having done it before, I’ve been playing around with creating a GIF for a particular splash page. But even though I saved the individual images at a ridiculously low resolution, the file ended up being very large.
Mister G, thank you so much for your response. I am nevertheless still somewhat confused.
Are you saying to create a GIF in the normal manner and convert it to WebP? And then you need qView to see how it looks?
And presumably once you’ve loaded it on the server, it will be visible without any further intervention?
Just to see what would happen, I uploaded my trial jpeg GIF (5.3 mg) to convertio.io (an online converter I have used before for other reasons) and it spit out a WebP file of 4.2 mg. So I saved maybe 20%, not too substantial.
I still need to know, if you would be kind enough to make a recommendation, what dimensions and final file size would be appropriate.
If the file is so big maybe … it is better to convert or create an mp4 from the new one (you could make a video slider or something else).
Then use SectionPro by @Tav, you can do it in full screen and the page that continues below, or insert it in a splash …
You will surely see how it is best to visualize it.