You insert GIFs to your topics by using image elements.
- Treat GIFs as additional and optional aids to your textual content. Your documentation should be understandable without any graphical aids.
- Include GIFs only into online deliverables. If you plan to publish a given asset both as an
online and printed deliverable, include a static image equivalent into printed
deliverables.Tip: Assign the
@audience="print"attribute to the static image and the
@audience="online"attribute to the animated image. Use an appropriate DITAVAL when publishing your asset.
- Crop your GIFs so that they only show the relevant part of the interface that you capture.
- If you capture a web-application, use the zoom feature built-in your web-browser as much as possible.
You can use the software of your choice to capture GIFs. However, ensure that your captures meet the following requirements.
|Frame rate||30 Frames Per Second (FPS)|
|Transition length||10 frames|
|Effects (for example, highlighted mouse clicks)||No|