I’m thrilled to announce that Designing Interface Animation is officially out in the world as of today! I really hope you like it.
For all you web designers and developers out there who want to use motion in your work and do it well–I wrote this book for you. If you’ve been struggling with how to design animation effectively in your work, how to include animation that adds to the experience, or how to make animation part of your design process, this book offers a guide on how.
If you’ve gotten the chance to read my book and have written a review, please do get in touch via email, or on Twitter. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. I’d also really appreciate it if you’d post your review on Amazon; the more reviews a book has, the more love it gets from Amazon’s algorithms.
A book doesn’t come to be without a lot of help from others. And I do mean a lot. I am hugely grateful for everyone, both friends and colleagues, who has helped me along the way to writing this book. I couldn’t have done it without you!
It’s both exciting and a little bit scary that the book is finally out in the world where I can share it with all of you. I’m excited to see where web animation goes in the near future and even more excited to see what you make with it!
Val Head is a web & UI animation pro specializing in motion style guides and web animation training. Her newest book, Designing Interface Animation, is available for purchase. Follow her on Twitter or subscribe to her UI Animation newsletter and Motion and Meaning podcast.
I’m very excited to be writing this book and to be working with the wonderful folks at Rosenfeld to make it happen!
Designing Interface Animations is a crash course in interface animation and motion design theory for web designers, UX designers, and front-end developers. It will provide solid thinking and resources for creating animations that have both purpose and style in your own work.
We’re starting a new era for web animation. The “skip intro” stigma of the past is being replaced with useable, purposeful motion made with web standards. It’s a great time to be exploring web animaiton.
I’ve been teaching workshops and giving conference talks on interface animation for the web for the last couple of years. I’m thrilled to be putting all of the knowledge I’ve gained through my experience, and more, into book form.