Frequently Asked Questions
Q | What is an animated gif?
A | An animated gif is essentially a .GIF file that has two or more individual
frames and is designed to play those frames at a set interval, thus animation.
It is an extremely popular format for web site graphics due to its extremely
small file size as well as it stability with a majority of web browsers
and computer platforms. Animated GIFs can be used on websites, in PDF’s,
in PowerPoint presentations and a variety of other places.
Q | Are the images and turorials found on this
site made only by glitterbank?
A | Yes all images and tutorials are made exclusively by glitterbank.
All code generators are purchased scripts that are either owned by a third-party
or licensed as freeware, but the graphics generated by them are made exclusively
Q | Can I make my own glitter images or animated
A | Yes-animated gifs are relatively easy to design, provided you are
using the right tools. We recommend
as they are the premier graphics software programs. Programs such as Photoshop
Elements are reasonable easy to learn and relatively inexpensive. Also,
glitterbank.com’s detailed tutorials on creating animated gifs can
be found here.
Q | Are all of the images free?
A | Yes – free to use – that is. All ownership is retained
by Glitterbank. This means that if you use it - you agree with the terms
of service. Your only options for using the graphics are to use the code
from the code generator (without changing
the code - or it is considered hotlinking) or downloading
the graphic and using your own host. Give credit to gitterbank for providing
your graphic by linking back to us at www.glitterbank.com or use
one of our banners. This site survives only on advertisement and word-of-mouth.
So keep us free - please recommend us to others
and visit some of our sponsors in the marketplace.
Q | How do I get a glitterbank graphic onto
my site or profile?
A | For profiles like Myspace, Friendster, etc. copy the code from the
generator and paste it anywhere in your profile. Please do not hotlink
Another alternative is to download the image and save them to your own
host. Glitterbank recommends freeshare,
it's free to use and allows you to hotlink graphics. Give credit to gitterbank
for providing your graphic by linking back to us at www.glitterbank.com
or use one of our banners.
Q | What is the difference between hotlinking
and getting the code from the code generator?
A | While both refer to having graphics in your profile that are hosted
on glitterbank.com, the code generator will also produce a link back to
glitterbank, so that your visitors can find us. Changing or altering the
and is prohibited. (It is considered hotlinking)
Q | Can you tell what has been hotlinked?
A | Yes – and if excessive hotlinking becomes a problem with glitterbank,
there are actions to take to remedy the problem.
Q | What if I have problems downloading the
A | Some browsers can have problems downloading graphics. You might first
try to refresh. You can also try one of the readily available (and free)
browsers such as FireFox, which is included as a part of Google Pack.
Side-note: Google pack also includes a free version of Google Earth is
an incredibly fun way to tour the world!
Q | I want a (insert name) animated gif –
do you have them?
A | The primary focus of glitterbank.com is the glitter/jewel letter
or word generation and tutorials on creating animation. We are in the
precess of adding some unique comment gif's and you can find the at more
stuff. If you have a special request please let us know and we will do
our best to add it.
If you are looking for something specific, you can also use the Google
search box above and type in something like “animated gif (insert
or “glitter (insert name).” Or you can try free-stuff.me
- both are a great index of free completely free sites.
Better yet, make your own with the animated
Q | Does glitterbank.com take requests?
A | If you have a specific need for graphics, feel free to
to contact us and we will consider it. We make no guarantees of being
able to do it or how long it will take, though.
Q | Can I add a link or banner to glitterbank
on my site?
A | Absolutely! You can find a variety of links
and banners here. Also,
by using the glitter or jewel code generators, a link will automatically
be produced for you in the graphic.