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Web Animation Using JavaScript: A Free Chapter of an Essential Book to start with UI Animation

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"Web Animation Using JavaScript" by Julian Shapiro is the ultimate book to start learning UI animation or to simplify the path to leveraging a great user experience through motion design. The book is based on the Velocity.js library that provides one of the most comprehensive and easiest learning curves of all the animation engines.

We’ve come a long way since the days of flashing banner ads and scrolling news tickers. Today, the stunning motion design of iOS and Android dramatically improves a user’s experience – instead of detracting from it. The best sites and apps of today leverage animation to improve the feel and intuitiveness of their interfaces. Sites without animation are starting to feel antiquated.

Web Animation Javascript BookChapter 7: Animation Performance

Sites without animation are starting to feel antiquated.

This book provides you with a technical foundation to implement animation in a way that’s both visually stunning and programmatically maintainable. Throughout, we consider the balance between enriching a page with motion design while avoiding unnecessary flourishes From animation performance to theory, we cover everything needed to become a professional web animator.

Whether you're a novice or professional web developer, this book is for everyone. Why is all of this so important? Why is it worth your time to become a professional motion designer? For the same reason that designers spend hours perfecting their pages’ font and color combinations, motion designers perfect their animations’ transition and easing combinations: Refined products feel superior. They leave users whispering to themselves, “Wow, this is cool”, right before they turn to a friend and exclaim, “You gotta try this.”

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Those of you who found the free chapter interesting can get the full version in paperback format and for kindle on Amazon: Paperback , Kindle Edition

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