There may be requirement for blinking of text in the application . This can be made possible by running a scheduler which fires a method for specific interval of time . This method will handle the blinking . But this scheduler will consume the same single process . So this will affect the performance of the application . So we have to go for GIF animations which runs independently.
Creating GIF Animation :
We can develop the GIF animations using many tools available . Suppose we are using GIMP tool for the development of the animations. It Involves two basic steps:
1. Firstly , we have to design two layers . One is the background layer . Another layer is the text which needs to blink.
2. Secondly , exporting it as a .gif file . During exporting we can specify the time delay between the two above layers . This will manage the speed of blinking . Using In Servoy :
1. In Smart Client , we can use it as a media field . But we have to set the media options to crop. We can also use it in the calculation using html tag
2.In the Web client we can directly use it as a media field.