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Internet Explorer 3 Animated Logo Kit

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Inside the ZIP you'll find the original resource image, the split resource image and the animated GIF created from the split resource images. All in it's original resolution/quality.

If the quality doesn't look that good it's because the resource image was extracted from a 16-bit application (IEXPLORE.EXE).


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    Internet Explorer 3 Animated Logo Kit

Ok, so, one day i was kind of nostalgic and wanted to feel again that old, slow, 28.8 kbps modem speed, internet feeling of the 90's.

One of the trends, back then, was for every browser to have a logo that would animate whenever it was trying to download a page from the Internet. While waiting for the page to fetch, the user would patiently look at the logo until it stopped. That, ofcourse was, when the logos were appealing to watch.

The animations got more and more creative as time went by. But there is one unforgettable, iconic, pioneer, kick-ass logo: The Internet Explorer 3 animated logo! It was synonim of the amazing new world of the Internet.

I couldn't find a decent animation online so i thought about making my own. Steps taken:

1 - Download and install IE 3.02 (Still works on modern Windows versions!)
2 - Open IEXPLORE.EXE (16-bit app) with Borland Resource Workshop 4.5
3 - Find the resource with the animation frames and save it to a BMP file.
4 - Cut the resource image in 46 smaller images, so that each piece has 38px of height.
5 - Create an animated GIF with the pieces 4th to 46th, using PhotoScape.


Here's the original resource (in low resolution):



And here's the final result as animated GIF:

ie 3 loganim

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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