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Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.
I think how you might define 'cool stuff' in animated GIFs would usually translate into big files. I mean, almost any video file (or Flash movie, even) can be converted to an animated GIF-- but most sites put a cap (justly so) on the GIF file size.
The real 'coolness' factor for these is almost always in the idea, not the format.
For the record, I like U-leads GIF-Animator Pro which I've used for quite a while. Yep, it has a lot of built-in effects, most of which to be used 'dramatically', will pop your file size cap.
I'm quite aware of the situation in many so-called design programs in various colleges all over the US. We are what, 30 years into the computer era of design, and the last 15 years or so have seen far...