Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin

your animation is too slow

Animation in software has a real use: by showing intermediate states between two end states you let the user instinctually see how they're related. But as soon as your animation takes more than around 100ms it's gratuitous. Movement should be so fast I don't notice unless I'm looking at it, because otherwise it's happening so slow I'm waiting for it. Unfortunately, the difficulty of implementing animation tends to make programmers too proud of it (I personally have fallen for this) and you end up with these terrible 500ms fades so common in Flash or Javascript-heavy apps.

Here's a personal request from me to you: knock that shit off. It looks amateurish.
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