Five Ways To Animate Responsibly

Jared Spool

February 23rd, 2018

In this week’s article Rachel Nabors talks about animating responsibly.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

If an animation doesn’t help the user in some way, by showing them where they are or how two elements on a page relate to each other, then it’s using up battery juice and processing cycles solely for the purpose of delight. Hardly the best use of resources.

Rather than animating solely for the sake of delight, we should first be able to articulate two things the animation does for the user.

Read the article: Five Ways To Animate Responsibly

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One Response to “Five Ways To Animate Responsibly”

  1. Stacy Miller Says:

    Great Jared! I love web animation. I live it. Sadly, animation is considered decorative by the bulk of the web development community. If we abuse animation it might get a bad reputation; if we underestimate it, it won’t be prioritized. But if we wield it thoughtfully, use it where it is both necessary and useful, and empower users to turn it off, animation is a tool that will help us build things that are easier to use and more delightful for years to come.

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