We love imaginative and beautiful animations here at Yalantis. We believe that well-designed animations will improve the appeal and usability of web and mobile apps significantly. Effective animations can create a direct link between users and the material on the screen when used correctly.
Keep reading if you want to make your web app more user-friendly: we’ll go over the different types of web animations and how to improve the web design of your own cross-browser web app.
Animations for mobile apps come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Let’s start by looking at the different types of UI web app animations and what you can do with them.
Getting ready to load
Users are often forced to wait for website pages, PDF files, tables, charts, images, and other material to load. Use any of the countless styles of loading animations that rotate, hop, or disappear to brighten the wait and give the impression that your app is running faster. Skeleton displays, brief cartoons, progress bars, and shape-changing animations are also options.
Animations that make you feel welcome
The first impression a user has of you is crucial, and creating awesome greeting animations will help you engage users right away. They can also amuse consumers and encourage them to use your product again. Let’s take a look at the most popular styles of welcoming animations and see how they engage viewers.
Animations of particles
These animations are among the most appealing, and they can be found on the homepage of a web app. They assist users in relaxing by including some light meditation. Interactive and non-interactive particle animations are also possible.
Particle animations that are interactive (or real-time) refer to the user’s cursor movements. The majority of users want to be able to manipulate animations, and a web app with these types of animations can be hypnotising. Edan Kwan’s website Particle Love is a great example of real-time animations.
Particle animations that aren’t interactive don’t need the user’s involvement, but they can still be impressive. These animations can also be run in the background.
Scrolling animations have a number of benefits, including the ability to complement interactive designs and give users power. Many different forms of animated scrolling are available, including one-page scrolling, scroll drawing, background changes, and more. The concept behind all forms of animated scrolling, however, is the same: animations shift as the user scrolls the page.
galleries of images
You can add a slideshow or a carousel that shows images one by one if you want users to display several images on the same screen. Not only can you save room on your website, but you will also be able to tell a storey. You can illustrate how your web app operates, what your company principles are, and how your company appeared by ordering videos. Alternatively, you should actually make a list of your favourite items to draw attention to them. You can also make users notice and inspire them to use other site elements by changing the direction of picture slideshows and carousels.
Another purpose of hover animations is to let users know whether or not their actions were good. When users submit a form, for example, animation can be used to indicate that the submit button has been pressed.
Your product design can become more intuitive if you use visual feedback animations. You can use this form of animation in your mobile app as well. One of our recent posts explains how to effectively use animation in your mobile application.
Telling a storey
Your storey would be more engaging if you use creative animated storytelling to communicate a lot of details quickly. For example, instead of writing a long article about your new hotel, you might create an animation that shows the construction process. You can see an example of this form of animated storytelling in the video below: