How do you make animated avatars?

I want to start making animated avatars. What are some programs for doing that. Also, what are some good image-hosting sites? Help is greatly appreciated. If you help me out and I get good at it, I’ll hook you up with an avatar!

I use ImageReady(comes with Photoshop) to animate my avs, I think it works pretty good. I also have Macromedia Fireworks; it looks similar to ImageReady and you can make avs with that too. Theres also free programs on the internet that can get the job done, just look for a program that animates .gif files.

IMO… use photoshop to create the frames and use Gif Animator 5 for the animation. Image ready is good, but sometimes simpler is better…

What program did you use to make your avatar change images like that?

cough cough

Im retarded.

use lunix