lucy24 - 2:46 am on Mar 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
as I was carefully composing my previous post
Yes, it took time and effort to come up with the mot juste. Obviously a simple "Yes" wouldn't do :P
Animated gif set to cycle at intervals of 1 second, hmm, now that's an interesting approach... You'll lose that small percentage of users who have gone into their prefs and switched off the "show animations" option-- unless some browsers have this off by default? And then there's the option for "show only once" which means you're out of luck if your back was turned while the page was loading.
:: backtrack to check OP ::
What did you want to have happen after the last letter? Repeat the cycle, or go to a permanent image?
Come to think of it, I was picturing a rotation of letters, like an old-fashioned countdown. If you meant adding letters slowly, then probably you would want to end up with a final, complete word.