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  • Stacey Dunleavy

    May 6, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    So, I’m nudging my marketing director with some of my conceptual pieces – and I’m finally getting some positive feedback. Now, he’s asking if I can add clickable links in a web banner I designed in AE and exported as an animated GIF.

    Is this possible? Do I have to export it into Animate and add the interactivity there?

  • Kevin Camp

    May 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I don’t think a GIF can have a clickable link (like a specific button or text to click on), but the GIF itself can be clickable.

    That would be set in HTML when putting the GIF on a website/email, the same as making a button or other image (PNG, JPG, etc.) clickable.

  • Stacey Dunleavy

    May 6, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    My marketing manager is looking for specific buttons…

  • Kevin Camp

    May 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Since a GIF can’t contain HTLM, you would need to look into an HTML5 solution.

    You can google some methods/plugins to make AE animations into HTML5, but I’ve never used them.

  • Stacey Dunleavy

    June 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    What I eventually had to do was recreate the web banner native in Animate, and add the clickable buttons there. I had to find a cheap host to test it, but it worked! I found out this is the workflow some banner designers have to do …

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