Animation and Transitions
So after completing the above, I felt like the brunt of the craziness was out of the way. And so I moved onto the animation and transitioning of pages. We wanted clicking between the pages to be seamless and pretty special rather than abruptly loading from one shape to the next. To achieve this I used a jQuery plugin called smoothState.js.
Jason has used smoothState on a previous project and gave it nothing but praise so if it was good enough for Jay, it was good enough for me! The installation and modification of this plugin was very straightforward with no issues. Once the barebones were in, I began playing with the timing and speeds of bringing all the different elements in on the page. The final result is pretty darn sweet if I do say so myself!
We have been receiving the first entries of this year over the past week and it looks like it’s going to be another corker so I just hope people think that the new site does everyone work justice!
Until everything is revealed on the 1st, for more information go to the holding page for the sparkly new site, or follow the project on twitter, facebook and instagram. You can also view last years project if you are super duper keen to get into the christmas spirit.