What they Reveal is Suggestive
but What they Conceal is Vital
Social Media Examiner posted a podcast with Ian Cleary of RazorSocial on How to Use Twitter Analytics which made me think of the analysis I did when I was fundraising for the my first school with Pencils of Promise.
I then tried something simpler but was not feeling it.
What I really wanted to achieve was some kind of reveal animation with white space. The idea was that each word would have a drop shadow but depending on the colour of the background, you wouldn’t be able to see the shadow or the word. (Note I am not a designer I just like designing)
I then added colour strips for more contrast
EzGif is by far my favourite Gif maker / editor. You can make gifs, optimise them, split them, convert to video, add text…
It’s not my best work
It could have been better but as Seth Godin says
Learning to ship work that isn’t perfect—work that will never be perfect—is hard to get used to.
But it’s part of a decision to make progress each day, share it with the world, and grind some more.
The lizard brain hates failure, and thus it hates creativity or the launch of anything that might make a fuss (which can lead to failure).
Ship often. Ship lousy stuff, but ship. Ship constantly
Posting on Reddit
For the first time ever, my IFTTT recipe actually worked and it got posted to Reddit’s gif sub channel.
Turns out they have gif bots that retweet your gif!
— Horse gif (@horse_gif) August 2, 2016