A basic animation applet. Unlike Animated GIFs, this applet may use JPGs as the frame images. A URL (and browser frame) may be specified for the animation.


The applet may be downloaded for free by clicking on the TAR-file link below (read the FAQ if you're not sure what to do with a TAR file). The FAQ also has step by step instructions on how to embed an applet into your own webpage.


Once unTARed, you should find the following classes (plus a '.jar' file if you want to use the archive= attribute in the <applet> tag):


Below are descriptions of all the parameters you may use to customize the applets to your webpages. Be sure to enclose any parameters that contain white space in double-quotation marks. Most parameters have default values in case you do not specify your own values, but the first two parameters (AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT) are necessary. If you are not sure how to incorporate an applet into a webpage (with its parameter names and values), looks at the source of this webpage and the applet embedded for an example, or read the FAQ page.

  • AUTHOR: This parameter must appear exactly as follows:
    <param name=AUTHOR value="Eric Harshbarger,">

  • COPYRIGHT: This parameter must appear exactly as follows:
    <param name=COPYRIGHT value="Animation applet, Copyright 1999, Eric Harshbarger">

  • IMAGE.#: This series of parameters indicates what images the applet will cycle through. The first image should be defined by IMAGE.0, then IMAGE.1, IMAGE.2, and so on.

  • URL: The address of the webpage spawned if the applet is clicked upon.

  • PAUSE: This is the number of milliseconds between frames. The time may be longer if the applet is still downloading the next image in a sequence.

  • TARGET: If you want to specify a different target frame for spawn URLs (other than the default, '_self') use this parameter.

    The Applet Depot and all associated applets, text, scripts, and images, Copyright © 1998-2002 by Eric Harshbarger unless otherwise noted. 'Java' is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems Incorporated.