Impressively lightweight and smooth!
Here’s a clever tiny lesson from Dave and Brad: you can use
prefers-reduced-motion in the
media attribute of the
source element inside
Isn’t this just lovely?
Cassie made a visualisation of the power we’re getting from the solar panels we installed on the roof of the Clearleft building.
I highly recommend reading her blog post about the process too. She does such a great job of explaining how she made API calls, created SVGs, and calculated animations.
Accessibility for Vestibular Disorders: How My Temporary Disability Changed My Perspective · An A List Apart Article
This is a fascinating insight into what it’s like to use the web if you’ve got vertigo (which is way more common than you might think):
Really, there are no words to describe just how bad a simple parallax effect, scrolljacking, or even
background-attachment: fixedwould make me feel. I would rather jump on one of those 20-G centrifuges astronauts use than look at a website with parallax scrolling.
Every time I encountered it, I would put the bucket beside me to good use and be forced to lie in bed for hours as I felt the room spinning around me, and no meds could get me out of it. It was THAT bad.
This orrery is really quite wonderful! Not only is it a great demonstration of what CSS can do, it’s a really accurate visualisation of the solar system.
Wheeee! Another fun experiment from Cameron.
My goodness, Meagan’s new site design is absolutely gorgeous! The colour palette, the typography, the texture, the motion design …it all communicates character and personality. Beautiful work!
Some lovely little animation experiments from Cameron.
A walkthrough of the process of creating a futuristic interface with CSS (grid and animation).
While this is just one interpretation of what’s possible, I’m sure there are countless other innovative ideas that could be realized using the tools we have today.
A collection of collections.
This site is dedicated to compiling and sharing useful resources for Designers and UI Developers.
There are some lovely animations in this year-long challenge.
The idea behind Daily CSS Design is to create one responsive design every day for a whole year. All shapes, patterns and colors are made by coding.
All of this reminds me of Jake’s proposal for navigation transitions in the browser. I honestly think this would solve 80% of the use-cases for single page apps.
Jonathan goes down the rabbit hole of trying to animate a
In this days of monolithic frameworks, I really like seeing modest but powerful patterns like this—small pieces that we can loosely join.
Metaballs, not to be confused with meatballs, are organic looking squishy gooey blobs.
Here’s the maths behind the metaballs (implemented in SVG).
Browsers have had consistent scrolling behavior for years, even across vendors and platforms. There’s an established set of physics, and if you muck with the physics, you can assume you’re making some people sick.
Guidelines to consider before adding swooshy parallax effects:
- Respect the Physics
- Remember that We Call Them “Readers”
- Ask for Consent
Given all the work that goes into a powerful piece of journalism—research, interviews, writing, fact-checking, editing, design, coding, testing—is it really in our best interests to end up with a finished product that some people literally can’t bear to scroll through?