I came across a gif recently on a website that loaded fine in most browsers but failed to load in IE (Internet Explorer). Fortunately, I remembered a similar problem in the past (that I spent way too long figuring out).
The issue was the image file was actually a PNG but the filename had been changed from
image.gif. Most browsers handled this mislabeling by gracefully and displayed the image anyway. Unfortunately, IE does not handle this gracefully.
If you have a file ending in
.gif that displays in most browsers but not in IE, try renaming it to end in