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Everything You Wanted to Know About Cinemagraphs* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Cinemagraphs* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

One of the big forecasted web design trends for 2016 was the widespread use of cinemagraphs. So where are they?

Listen in as the gang dissects the benefits or incorporating cinemagraphs into your web designs, email marketing campaigns and social campaigns. We also go over your basic options for making/purchasing one, and what you would need to make one from scratch.

Listen to learn how to make a cinemagraph

Since this is such an untapped trend, you can be one of the first to use cinemagraphs in your designs, which is a great way to keep the attention of users and increase conversions.

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October 19, 2016

hello! what site did you talked about? is not working


    Wes McDowell

    October 19, 2016



Jeremiah Vega

October 20, 2016

Are you guys familiar with personality types and their potential overlay woth design? Here’s a short article:

It makes sense that there would be a correlation. Many artisans are SPs, SJs often have the hold on organizational skills, and intuitives thrive with ideas, possibilities, and symbolism.

Stephen Colbert was recently typed on his show, and I’d love to hear how the hosts of Deepend type! My guess – Wes: ESFP, Mikelle: ESFJ, Nick: ENTP


Brad S

October 25, 2016

We worked on a social media campaign for a band and did a series of cinemgraphs of classic Tarot cards.



November 2, 2016

I was fortunate to have the time to listen to this podcast today and I would just like to comment that although the cinemagraph on looks amazing, it took my browser about 3-4 seconds to load the animation (and mind you, I have a pretty good bandwidth). Don’t you think that could potentially be detrimental than beneficial to the site? Just want to know your thoughts on this. But, hey, great episode! L)



May 23, 2018

How are your thoughts about cinemagraphs now, 1.5 year later?


    Wes McDowell

    May 29, 2018

    Great question! I still think they are a great way of grabbing attention, but they definitely have not gained the traction I thought they would have. Having said that, that might be an even stronger case for trying them out, since they really haven’t saturated the market yet.


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