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This is such a great clear explanation from Lynn on how to add some tasteful parallax depth to scrolling pages.
I can see myself almost certainly needing to use this clever technique at some point so I’m going to squirrel it away now for future me.
I like the split-screen animated format for explaining this topic.
I think Bruce is onto something here:
It seems to me that browsers could do more to protect their users. Browsers are, after all, user agents that protect the visitor from pop-ups, malicious sites, autoplaying videos and other denizens of the underworld. They should also protect users against nausea and migraines, regardless of whether the developer thought to (or had the tools available to).
So, I propose that browsers should never respect
scroll-behavior: smooth;if a user prefers reduced motion, regardless of whether a developer has set the media query.
A case study with equal emphasis on animation and performance.
Given the widespread browser support for
prefers-reduced-motion now, this approach makes a lot of sense.
This is a really nice introduction to CSS transitions with interactive demos you can tinker with.
Cassie’s enthusiasm for fun and interesting SVG animation shines through in her writing!
The latest edition in this wonderful series of science-fictional typography has some truly twisty turbolift tangents.
Cassie’s excellent talk on SVG animation is well worth your time.
A handy tool for tweaking the animations in your SVGs.
What a wonderfully in-depth and clear tutorial from Cassie on how she created the animation for her nifty SVG logo!
Also: Cassie is on the indie web now, writing on her own website—yay!
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
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.
Some lovely data visualisation by Brendan:
The work features three main components — the threats, represented by black obelisk style objects, the system which detects and deals with these threats, represented by an organic mesh like structure, and finally the creativity that is allowed to flow because the threats have been neutralised.