How to use the Animation Effects on websites Website Builder

Add the Animation Effects to your website, which is a powerful way to draw visitors' attention to essential aspects of your web design. Animation can improve the emotional experience by bringing delight to your web design.

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Animation On Scroll

The Animation On Scroll is the basic effect of loading and scrolling web pages. You can add it by selecting an Element and then going to the Property Panel. Click on the On Scroll link and check the Animation checkbox. Select a Preset and customize the On Scroll Effect if needed.

Box Animation Effect

The Box, or Jack In The Box, Creates a transition effect imitating a popular joke toy movement. It starts with the central fading in and continues with shaking from one side to another.

Hinge Animation Effect

With the Hinge Effect, an Element turns over or causes to turn over with a sudden quick movement stopping at the point of an imaginable hinge. This natural transition can add surprise to the interaction in your web design.

Flip Animation Effect

Apply the Flip effect to implement the semi-rotation of an Element, whereby you can see both the front and back sides of the current Element. You can choose the flip pole either by the X-Axis or Y-Axis. You can select an Element and then the Flip Preset for the Animation On Scroll in the Property Panel.

Flash Animation Effect

Flash Animation, also associated with blinking, is also popular to attract visitor's attention. It appears like series of fade-in and fade-out transitions with the accent on the opaque state of the animated object or text.

Fade Animation Effect

The Fade effect is a stylistic transition in which an element, like an image, text, or background, gradually disappears and appears back on the web page. You can set the Fade Effect by selecting an Element and choosing the Animation on Scroll in the Property Panel.

Rotate Animation Effect

The Rotate Effect defines a transformation that rotates an element around a fixed point on the page without the deformation. This Effect is also available as a preset, which you can find in the Animation On Scroll section of the Property Panel.

Animation Presets

You can use the Animation On Scroll presets. And there are two types of them: Customizable Animation Presets, which properties you can fully edit, the Predesigned Animation Presets, which you can only choose from the Library and have minimal fine-tuning.

Loop Animation

Today, many websites have animated elements used to attract attention by increasing visits, improving branding, and adding websites' uniqueness. Nicepage empowers web designers, pros and novices, to build animation-rich blocks without coding. You can enable the Loop Animation property in the Property Panel to add animation and interaction to your website, bringing JavaScript and CSS's power into the visual Website Editor.

Bounce Animation Effect

Use the Bounce Animation effect to make the Element move down, up, and quickly down again on page scrolling. You can enable the On-Scroll Bounce Animation by clicking on the corresponding Preset in the Animation On Scroll section of the Property Panel.

Animation Customization

Assume that standard animation effects are too little for your website idea, and you need to mix several animation effects to achieve the desired result. You can fully control the properties available for the Customizable Animation Presets. And only choose the Predesigned Animation Presets from the Library with minimal fine-tuning. You can go to the Property Panel and customize all properties of the Fade, Move, Zoom, Roll, Rotate, and Spiral Effects.

Zoom Animation Effect

The Zoom Effect is the transition of gradual appearance while changing the size of an Element. It allows to close up an Element on web page loading or scrolling.

Slide Animation Effect

Add the Effect if you want your element to move gradually from one point to another in a particular direction on page loading or scrolling. Specify the Slide Effect by adding, choosing an Element, and then clicking the Slide Preset in the Animation On Scroll section of the Property Panel.

Animation On Hover

The Hover Effect for an Element is its appearance change when you hover over it. The Hover Animation automatically draws visitors' attention to the Content and improves the engagement and interaction on a website. In the Property Panel, you can change the hover for Color, Border, Radius, Shadow, etc., and set the Duration.

Image Background Hover Animation

You can add interaction to the Image Galleries and Image Backgrounds to attract and retain visitors' attention. There are several popular presets for the Image Background Hover Animation, including Zoom In and Out, Resize, and Slide, that you can apply to Image Backgrounds. Choose those on the Image Hover Panel while editing Properties to the right.

Animation On Box Hover

The Element Animation on hovering a Box or a Grid Cell is also interesting. Such animation effects look elegant and natural. Choose an Element in a Box, click on the Property Panel's Hover section link, and select the Hover checkbox. Select a Preset and then modify the properties to achieve the designed effect.

Element Shadow On Box Hover

For an Element in a Group or Grid Cell, you can change the Shadow property on Group Hover. Adding Shadow to an Element creates a pseudo-3D effect, which is very popular in web design. In the Hover On Group section of the Property Panel, select the Shadow Preset and optionally edit the Shadow if needed.

Element Scale on Box Hover

Scaling Elements or resizing proportionally on hover can be an interesting Animation Effect that can wow your visitors. You can choose Scale Preset and then modify the Hover On Group properties in the Property Panel by clicking the corresponding link. To test, click somewhere on the Block, then hover.

Element Color On Box Hover

For the grouped or Grid Cell Elements, you can change the Element Color on its hover and while hovering a Group or a Grid Cell. Select an Element in a Group. Select the Animation On section's Hover On Group and modify the Color properties in the Property Panel. Unselect the Element, then Hover the Group to test.

Element Shift-Up On Box Hover

You can also animate the vertical movement on Hover for a Grouped Element. Slight movements up are a very popular Hover reaction in modern web design. You can choose the Shift Up Preset in the Property Panel to the right, in the Hover On Group Panel. Unselect and hover a Group to test the Element Movement.

Element Shift On Box Hover

Shifting an Element on Hover is a natural effect since you create a reaction on a mouse hovering a Group imitating any commonly known moving things. In the Property Panel to the right, the Hover On Group Panel, you can choose the Shift Preset. Test it by unselecting and hovering a Group.

Animation Start Position

For Elements in Groups or Grid Cells, you can set the Start Position option to change the start for the Elements, like, Text, Image, Icon, Button, etc., the Move, Scale, Rotate, and Transparency properties On Hover. To modify the Start Position, go to the Property Panel to the right. Click on the Start Position link and edit the needed properties.

Hover Slider

The Hover Slider is an Element with a slide appearing when you hover the mouse on a Group for some time without clicking. It adds interaction to Groups and Grid Cells as you can show different sets of Elements for normal and mouse-hover states. To add the Hover Slide, select a Group. Modify the needed properties in the Hover Slide section of the Property Panel.

Website Interactions and Animation Effects

On a website, animations can solve several specific problems. One of them is to fill the time the user has to wait for the page to load. Looking at a static page is not as interesting as looking at a beautiful animation. As a result, those users who might have left the site remain on it - and as a result, conversion rises. Animations help your apps to become user-friendly and build connections between the content and users.

Using web animations can help you improve the user experience, your mobile app design, make web pages more dynamic and easy to create from a Front-end Web Development viewpoint. Special attention should be paid to hover animations, that attract attention of visitors to various elements of web design. These are various types of effects (pop-up captions, tooltips, transitions, transformation, rotation, zoom, offset, etc., etc.) applied to website elements when the mouse cursor is placed over them.

Web design animations can also be used to greet and set the right mood - background videos, for example, are suitable for this. In addition, animations are great for storytelling - they can be used to quickly tell a story or show how a product works without a lot of pictures or text. There are many tools for creating web animations, but it's best to take ready-made versions and use them. Loading animations should be used when we have long loading times for the website, PDF document, map, video, or other content to open. The website user experience becomes more diverse with these effects, especially when these loading animations change the UI and UX design.

Another important purpose of animations - they make the website more user-friendly, mobile app design more creative, and optimizing the interaction with the web page. For example, a carousel with images is much more convenient than a long list of pictures with captions. In turn, animated side menus can allow you to get more information at once, for example about a product, without having to scroll. Certain types of website animations on a landing page allow you to capture the visitor's attention, get them interested, persuade them to stay on the page, and, as a result, take a conversion action. The animations that are correctly placed gently "promote" the user across the entire page, keeping him from getting bored.Animation of smoothly appearing elements as the page loads. Such dynamics on the page allow for a better presentation of important information. The most popular animation technique is the "counter" because the usual numerical values (such as the number of satisfied customers of a company) are unlikely to attract so much attention.

Skeleton screens are blank pages that are gradually filled with content, such as text and images, as they appear (when network latency allows). Shapes filled with gray or neutral color, usually called placeholders (placeholders), appear momentarily after a user interacts with a call to action or a link. The placeholders (called 'bones' of the skeleton) are then replaced by the actual content of the site, and the illusion is complete. That's what framework screens do - they create the illusion of instant transition. You can demonstrate models, panels, and other clickable, concealed components to give websites a new sense of interaction. The first emotion of the user makes a lot of sense, and the creation of a beautiful animation welcome can help you interest your users from the beginning. Creative web animation will look great on presentation sites. In this case, welcoming animations are a great opportunity to attract new visitors.

Another frequently used effect is called Parallax. This effect makes us see objects in volume, perceive depth, and understand what is closer and what is farther away. On websites, images are flat, and the designer can only create the illusion of volume. The parallax effect can help. To create a parallax effect, you need to divide the image into several layers and set them at different speeds and ranges of movement depending on the scrolling or cursor movement. In 2022, the use of an effect such as fluid movement has become a trend. It attracts attention and flows like water or any other liquid. Its peculiarity is that it adds interactivity to the layout of the website. With this effect, your site can have slow, smooth movement, pulsating or flowing. You can make it respond to a mouse hover or activate it when you scroll. Anyone can ask how to make my web design cooler, there's no definite answer, but the animation effects will help you.