Did you know to make your website more attractive and get more visitors to it, it's often suggested to add games & animations? how do you get them on your website? you get the file you wish to add to your website in a .swf flash file format. the you embed it into your page.
if you still need the help, i'm the guy... pm me.
I suspect that your not asking how to make/ insert an animation into your website because it really is as you said....
Shouldn't this be in design tips or something?
Moved to design tips.
Anyway, you can use GIMP and use the GAP (Gimp Animation Package).
let me know.
for a site to attract visitors/.... ahem, thats one think i still am thinking of, lol. putting up games from other sites is not gonna work out. may be u should start out with a domain name and attract those programmers to put up their programs and show it off in the site... that way more visitors will be attracted and more programmers will post as the days past by.
Imageready is also a good program to use for animation. It comes with photoshop! It is how i made the jedi avatar!