Yesterday I had an idea to show text completion by Autohotkey with animated images (GIFs)
Unfortunately dev.to changes pasted images to *.png. After the image is pasted to the text, it's being changed to a proper markdown image placeholder:
Seeing AWS in the image source immediately triggered me to use my existing Azure subscription to host *.gif files.
- Let's assume you have existing Azure subscription. If not, you may consider reading/watching different tutorial.
Provide account name (f.e. "kopieczekdevstoraccount"), select Azure region of your choice (any will be good, as dev.to readers are from all over the world), set standard performance, v2 account type and replication of your choice (I chose LRS because I don't need any backup). Other settings are irrelevant.
Now just open newly created blob and upload your GIF.
Paste the URL to your post:
Voila! Now you can use GIFs in your dev.to posts.