As technology has evolved, website design has become increasingly valuable in capturing the attention and imagination of visitors. We've created a list of some of our favourite website effects that can be used to achieve just this, and contribute to an all-round pleasant user experience.
The Ken Burns website banner animation effect is a type of panning and zooming effect achieved by adding an animated transition to a digital photograph which creates the illusion of movement. It is commonly used by filmmakers when video material is not available, but can also be applied to website design to increase visual impact and attract attention to specific areas of a photograph. Click here to view an example of the Ken Burns website banner animation effect.
An accordion slider is a design utility that enables items to expand and collapse in response to user interaction. Accordions are incredibly useful for revealing additional information to a user and can be combined with subtle animations that contribute to a pleasant user experience. Click here to view an example of a navigational accordion slider.
The typewriter effect is an incredibly eye-catching feature that engages with the web user's curiosity and encourages them to pause for a moment to read what you have to say. It's great for displaying information in a concise and playful manner, and also allows you to deliver multiple messages from the same sentence by changing a few choice words. Click here to view an example of a typewriter effect.
An image carousel is a common website feature that is often used on homepages to provide users with quick access to links and information in a visual format. Images and their corresponding information is presented as a rotating banner or slideshow, which changes every few seconds. Click here to view an example of an image slider.