CSS, Interactivity, Visual, Animation
We have all experienced a website interaction that feels sluggish or otherwise off on account of poor transition or animation duration and timing. However, there is a very simple "golden rule" to help you avoid this poor user experience, called Doherty Threshold:
Productivity soars when a computer and its users interact at a pace (<400ms) that ensures that neither has to wait on the other.
The magic number of
0.4s sounds like a very reasonable threshold, but take a look at any of your favorite websites and you'll notice that most
animation-duration values are closer to
0.3s. This might have something to do with our more recent expectation of what a fast interaction should feel like - after all the relevant research paper was published in 1982.
A collection of quick tips and tricks to level up your coding skills one step at a time.
Learn how to use the
cubic-bezier() class of easing functions and create beautiful animations that stand out.
Learn how to use CSS pseudo-classes to style an element based on changes to its state.
Learn how CSS custom properties (CSS variables) work and what you can use them for in your code and designs.