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I am trying to emulate the red glow effect so common in the Flex API Examples. Really, any type of blinking/flashing style marker will do. I am assuming I will have to use a picture marker symbol with an animated gif?

I have probably infected my computer with who knows what downloading trial software to convert from swf to gif and all types of other non nonsensical conversions. I am hoping someone can point me to an example or give me some insight on how to accomplish this.

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Found what I was looking for in one of the JSAPI demos.

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Glad you found the link to that sample, that's what I would have suggested. I would use that effect sparingly, though. Animation for animation's sake is rarely a good idea. It's a novel effect initially, but if your app will have lots of repeat users, the animation will likely become more of an annoyance to them over time. –  Derek Swingley May 29 '12 at 22:53
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I also agree it is a novel effect initially. In my applications I find that setting the -animation-iteration-count to 2 or 3 provides the ability to grab the users attention and still not become an annoyance. It is experimental and not completely supported (IE10?) but thats fine for most of my users. –  theJones Jun 19 '12 at 16:04
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@theJones– good call, more on -animation-iteration-count: developer.mozilla.org/en/CSS/animation-iteration-count –  Derek Swingley Jun 19 '12 at 16:11

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