GIF server basics

The GIF server at generates GIF animations of juggling patterns from instructions embedded within a URL.

Try clicking on these links to get the idea. You can alternatively type this text directly into the browser address bar to pull up the animation.

The pattern information comes after the '?' in the URL, and it can have two formats:

  1. A siteswap pattern only, in the generalized siteswap notation used by Juggling Lab.
  2. A series of variable assignments separated by semicolons, in the form "var1=a;var2=b;var3=c" and so on.

Variables allowed in the URL

When the second form above is used, Juggling Lab recognizes the following variables. Only the pattern variable is required; the others are optional.

Pattern-setting variables

Animation preferences variables

Serving variables