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Rebounding with Web Animation

Nick Snyder

The rise of the mobile web—coupled with Steve Job’s 2010 announcement to not support Flash video on iOS devices—has produced a sharp decline in the development of Flash-dependent web products. While ultimately a good thing for accessibility—specifically for assisted living devices—the decline of Flash has left a huge hole in the animation of content on the web.

With my presentation, Rebounding with Web Animation, I aim to spark the excitement of animation once again while showing how it can be used effectively—via JavaScript and jQuery—to communicate a design. I will cover the pitfalls of Flash animation—in regards to user experience and accessibility—while translating the good parts to a JavaScript-based approach. Throughout the presentation, I will sprinkle bits of history about animation—both on film and the web—and how different animation types convey different emotions.

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