What is motion design? It's a magic that's alive your interfaces, makes a user feel comfortable with UI changes. It’s curated collection of resources, software, libraries, videos and articles related to motion UI design, UI animations and transitions. Feel free to add something interesting (todo inside) by pull request!
- Resources for inspiration
- Web animation performance
- Speeches, presentations, videos
- Newsletters, podcasts, screencasts
Resources for inspiration
- Tympanus codrops – Interactive demos and experiments.
- Codyhouse – Interactive demos and experiments.
- Dribbble – Animated shots category on Dribbble.
- Codepen – HTML/CSS/JS sandbox.
- Give ’n’ Go – A curated gallery of Dribbble shots reworked as interactive CodePen pens.
- capptivate.co – A collection of awesome mobile interfaces.
- Awwwards – Websites examples of designs with animation.
- cssanimation.rocks – CSS animated demos.
- michaelvillar.com – experiments by @michaelvillar (Stripe).
- hakim.se – Experiments by @hakimel.
- ui-animations.tumblr.com – Animations in software user interfaces.
- hoverstat.es – A collection of interesting web sites curated by Animade studio.
- appealing. – A collection of mobile transitions and animations.
- UI Movement - Animated interfaces and newsletter.
- Gestures, transitions, animations by Yuri Vetrov.
- Web UI animation by JRMY LFBV.
- UX/UI interaction & Motion design by Matthieu Lerat.
- Animated UX/UI by Julien Tilly.
- Motion UI by CodeDesign.
Processing and other weird, but funny stuff
- Bees & bombs – Processing experiments by Dave Whyte.
- PATAKK – Processing experiments by Paolo Zagreb.
- dvdp – Visual chinatown by davidope.
- bigblueboo – 3d and processing experiments by Charlie Deck.
- Misha Kvakin – Cinema4D and UI experiments.
- How fast should your UI animations be? by @valhead.
- Getting started with UI motion design by @Molly Lafferty.
- A Designer’s Guide to Perceived Performance by @Luke Jones.
- How to Use Animation to Improve UX by @Nick Babich.
- How To Use Animations and Motion in Web Design by @PageCloud
- UI Animation: Eye-Pleasing, Problem-Solving by @Tubik Studio.
- UI Motion Design — The Compendium by @Thalion.
- Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto by @Issara Willenskomer.
- Jedi Principles of UI Animation @Adaptive Path.
- Micro Interaction; great experience for user engagement @Sneha Munot.
- UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult @Tubik Studio.
- The Principles of UX Choreography @Rebecca Ussai Henderson.
List of all possible software that can produce UI animations separated by using technologies and result format (video, prototype, code etc) with links of must-see tutorials and plugins.
Video, gif, presentation
- Adobe After Effects – The industry-standard animation and creative compositing app lets you design and deliver professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video and web:
- Using After Effects for UI Animation Prototypes (
- UI Animation tutorials.
- How to Use After Effects for Web Animation Prototypes (
- MtMograph summits (
- 30 days of AE (
- After Effects CC Essential Training on Lynda (
- BodyMovin – Converter from AE to SVG/canvas.
- Squall – Converter from AE to iOS.
- Using After Effects for UI Animation Prototypes (
- Apple Motion – MacOS app for create and edit motion graphics, titling for video production and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects.
- Adobe Photoshop – Raster graphics editor that can also produce gif UI animations:
- Adobe Flash – Software for creating vector graphics, animations, games etc..
- Apple Keynote – MacOS app for presentations, but also great for high-fidelity animations and prototypes:
- Quartz Composer – MacOS app with node-based visual programming language for prototyping MacOS/iOS apps:
- Form – App with a node-based visual programming language for prototyping apps by Google.
- Principle For Mac – MacOS app for create animated and interactive user interface designs.
- Floid – MacOS interaction design tool for any platform & device (Web, iOS, Android).
- Framer studio – MacOS app for prototyping animations by CoffeeScript programming language.
- Tumult Hype – MacOS app for creating HTML/CSS sites, banners, presentations etc.
- Adobe Edge Animation – App for creating HTML/CSS sites, banners, presentations etc:
- Adobe Experience Design (ex-Project Comet) – App for creating design, prototype and animation of websites and mobile apps (Preview version).
- Google web designer – HTML-based designs and motion graphics.
- Animatron – Web app for creating animations, banners, and infographics.
- Pixate – Prototyping platform.
- SpiritJS – Animation tool for the web (unrealized yet).
- Any HTML/CSS editor, libraries ;)
And obvious your secret weapon – Pen and paper!
- easings.net – Easing functions cheat sheet.
- cubic-bezier.com – Cubic-bezier visual tool.
- csstriggers.com – List of CSS properties thats trigger repaint, reflow or compositing.
- Web Animation Infographics – Great (but old) infographic with libraries by used technology.
- Bouncy Ball – Comparing animation techniques by showing how to bounce a ball with each one.
- Animate.css – Collections of CSS animations.
- Effeckt.css – Collections of UI animations.
- Bounce.js – Tool for generate nice CSS keyframes animation from js easing function.
- Animations.css - Collection.
- Magic animations – Collection.
- UI buttons – Collection of buttons.
- Hover.css – Hover effects.
- Morf – Transitions with custom easing functions.
- Awesome CSS3 animations – Library of animations.
- All Animation – Set of fun animations to make your project sexier.
- CSS Animate – Tool for easy and fast creating CSS3 keyframes animation.
- Mantra – Tool for creating keyframes animation.
- GreenSock – Ultra high-performance, professional-grade animation for the modern web.
- Impulse – High-performance interactions for mobile web.
- AniJS – Animations by declared data-attributes.
- Framer.js – Prototyping tool for designing UI, interaction and animation.
- Mo.js – Motion graphics toolbelt for the web.
- AnimateTransition – Library for transition of blocks and popups.
- Animate Plus – CSS and SVG animation library for modern browsers, performant and lightweight (3KB gzipped), making it particularly well-suited for mobile.
- BonsaiJS – Lightweight graphics library with intuitive graphics API and SVG renderer.
- Vivus.js – Allows you to animate SVGs, giving them the appearence of being drawn.
- Walkway.js – Easy way to animate SVG images consisting of line, path, and polyline elements.
- Transformicons – Animated icons, symbols and buttons using SVG and CSS.
Web animation performance
- Jankfree.org – Collection of articles and presentations about browser performance.
- High performance animations.
- How to Create Smoother Animations and Transitions in the Browser.
- CSS animations and transitions performance: looking inside the browser.
Speeches, presentations, videos
- Interface Animations (Mark Geyer) – Workshop on BlendConf 2014.
- The future of UX – Animation on the Brain (Rachel Nabors).
- Designing Complex SVG Animations (Sarah Drasner, Trulia).
- Designing with animation (Pasquale D'Silva) (
- Animating Web Experiences (John Allsopp) (
- Putting Your UI in Motion (Val Head) (
- Motion design with CSS (Val Head) (
- Lets move! (Benjamin De Cock, Stripe) (
- Animating Your UX (Rachel Nabors) (
- Styling and Animating Scalable Vector Graphics with CSS (Sara Soueidan) (
- Animating the User Experience (Rachel Nabors) (
- Designing meaningful animation (Val Head) (
- Functional Animation (Sarah Drasner) (
- Animations anew - laziness, arrogance and intolerance (Andrey Sitnik) (
Newsletters, podcasts, screencasts
- The UI Animation Newsletter – newsletter with resources plus helpful advice on how to make web animation work for you coming straight to your inbox each month by @valhead.
- Web Animation Weekly – newsletter with articles, videos, book reviews, and other goodies pertaining to the wonderful worlds of web animation and motion design by Rachel Nabors.
- Motion and meaning – Podcast about motion for digital designers by @valhead and Cennydd Bowles.
- All The Right Moves – Animation reviews by @valhead.
- UI Movement - best of the week UI animations newsletter.
- Apple Watch
- SalesForce Lightning
- The Web In Motion: Practical Considerations For Designing With Animation by Smashing Magazine.
- Motion Design for iOS by Mike Rundle.
- Futureproof Web Design Techniques. Interaction Design & Complex Animations by @UXPin.
- CSS animations by @valhead.
- Designing Interface Animations by @valhead (unpublished yet).
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