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Animation at Work

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Animation isn’t merely decorative—it’s an invaluable tool for creating a better web. Start with science: by understanding the human visual processing system, you can design delightful animation that works to ease cognitive load. Rachel Nabors guides you through the anatomy of web animations, patterns, and communication decisions across teams. This book will prepare you to ...more
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Published August 22nd 2017 by A Book Apart
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Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whether you're a developer, a designer, or any other role on a UI development team, this book is for you. Rachel lays out the foundations of animation including the importance of getting it right as well as ways to communicate specs and justify spending time on animations. Plus, science! Truly, this is a really great read for anyone working on user interfaces (including mobile IMO!). ...more
Zoran Jambor
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A must-read for anyone even remotely interested in (web) animation.
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Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an illuminating yet straightforward guide to animation for the web. It's an exciting time for web animation, defining what it's capable of and removing the old jaded expectations from Flash. This book helps us create useful, beautiful and functional animations. Thanks Rachel ...more
Louis Hoebregts
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is intended for anyone who works in the web industry. From the information architect to the front-end developer and even for back-end devs. It will help you understand how animation can enhance your websites with little details and thoughts.
The examples in the book are well detailed and even without checking them live you can easily understand their meaning through multiple screenshots.

I especially liked this book because of its length.
It's easy and quick to read thanks to a straightfo
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A lot of people still think web animation is unnecessary and that it causes performance hits. If done properly, animation does not cause performance hits. It brings a brand to life and improves the whole experience.

Rachel does a great job exploring the reasons why animation is an essential part of the web. She explores traditional animation principles and shows how these are present on web animation.

This is a great book to understand why you should invest in doing high quality animation and how
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing primer on ways to consider animation for all audiences in your interactive digital projects. Funny, short, well-written and well-annotated, plus recommendations for further studying. The charm of the illustrations comes through clearly even on e-ink readers. Most importantly, the book is focused on real-life applications, so you’ll get tips on how to sell the importance of animation to your projects’ stakeholders.
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
The fact that Rachel came from a traditional animation background helps her explain the differentiators of web animation, the guidelines of animation usage in the web, and the empathy towards motion sensitive audience.
Horst Gutmann
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This has been a very pleasant to read introduction into the world of animation with a slight lean into web animations. If you’re even remotely interested into any of the things, do yourself a favor and get this book 🙂
Trapti Rahangdale
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing 👌
Asier Marqués
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Es un libro bastante breve pero te aporta mucha base a tener en cuenta cara a plantear animaciones en tu UI.
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The essential book about web animation.
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