Is it permissible to include an animated image if it is used responsibly and illustrates a point more efficiently than a written explanation?
If so, are there any file size or dimension restrictions beyond using common sense?
For example, I want to demonstrate the way a layout works with a code snippet. I was intending to include this image:
Obviously, I can describe what is happening, but I feel this image explains the result more effectively. However, I generally dislike animated images as I find they can be very distracting, so I feel ambivalent about this.
Another alternative would be to show a sequence of stills, which would be significantly less distracting but still retain most of the benefits of the animated image.