stijne wrote:Isn't using frames outdated?
In nearly all cases: yes.
stijne wrote:we're talking about classic frames the way websites were made before divs?
Yes, there are no "modern" frames either (unless you categorize IFRAMEs as such). ...and using DIVs for everything is also bad style, because it ignores HTML semantics.
Re-think on why you definitly want to have an animated GIF: if it's a collection of frames which only change at intervals of i.e. 5 seconds you could cut them into separate files and load them dynamically (JS), which has also the advantage of having control over the picture to start with.