I just go to http://www.google.com
then I type the words animated smileys or smiley gifs in the provided search window and a selection of sites pop up for you to choose from click here - http://jm.g.free.fr/smileys/
I also collect them on my travels to different message boards etc. thats how I got the singer one above, she's originally from a group called smiley central but because I'm not signed up with them, I have to snag them when someone who is signed up with them uses one of their animations.
You must then download them onto your own computer web space for them to become visible to everyone else on a forum (I have about 500 mini animations stored on my desk top folder & web space)
Most internet service providers offer the service of a web space and teach you how to use it.
Sometimes you have to pay a little extra for this service.
Even without a webspace anyone can make a folder and store pictures in it, that can be copied and pasted to any email.
Anyone can try snagging the above picture to their desk top.
Firstly right click on the above animation (or any picture you see anywhere on the internet)
Then a drop down window will reveal some words, left click your mouse on the words Save Picture As
You will now see a little pop up screen appear.
Next to where it says save in
, you will see a little down arrow,
left click on it, the drop down window will reaveal many words, click on the ones that say Desktop
Then left click in the File name window near the bottom and give the picture a name, like singer or whatever names pops into your head (you can even keep the name the same)
Then click on the save button
and voila! (pronounced Whala) you now have the animation on your desk top to view or copy and paste onto your emails anytime you like.
When I collected heaps I made a folder and draged them into it.
It's good to build up a collection incase you get a web space one day.
Here's a few pictures anyone can practice snagging to their desk top if they wish.
HOWEVER, If you don't wish to store pictures and you don't think you'll ever get a web space, you can just visit this site and copy and paste any of the bbCodes written in the little windows to the Weightloss forum
click here - http://www.1000smilies.com/_char_animated.php