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Let me say first, don’t use GIF files unless you absolutely need their animation capabilities. Why? Because 8bit PNG files are smaller file size (especially after being run through PNGOUT) and they look much better than GIF.

GIF files are outdated, big and look bad.

That said, there may be times when you’re helping a client that uses GIF files. And sometimes they don’t have the resources to change the code (not just the HTML) to use PNG files. You can still use PNG files but name them with the “.gif” extension. This can come in handy in cases where its needed as a band aid.

The PNG file with a GIF extension will render AOK in IE6, IE7, FF3, Safari and Chrome.

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