How to create website animations

One of my favourite trends in web design is for sites to transcend two-dimensional, static layouts by adding transitions and animations. When it's tastefully done, it can enable us to add visual cues that help the viewer focus on areas of interest.

Peripheral vision helps guide our eye movements so the fovea (the part of the eye that perceives the most detail) can land in the appropriate place. It turns out our eyes, and specifically our peripheral vision, are extremely tuned in to anything that moves, and are likely to draw our attention to those movements. So animation isn't just a fancy way of adding noise to designs. It can be a tool to help people focus on what's important, which is what we are trying to accomplish as designers.

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