IE page transitions
I think they are kinda nice... I like 'em
I'll vote for annoying....get one more 'thumbs down' vote and you can back up your claim with the stat that 66% of people polled dislike page transitions.
Well, two things:
Does it add any value to what you deliver? Is the customer, given his tasks and expections, benefitted in any way by it? Does it convey a positive image of the company? I would guess no, no and no, in that order.
They look cheap, they convey an image of a dated product, comparable to the old and awful Powerpoint transitions. They make your product or service look gimmicky. For users with low spec machines, or a poor graphics card, they will slow the machine down amazingly, even in some instance leading the user to think that the page is "broken" as the transition happens too slowly. They may confuse or even worry novice users. They slow down the speed at which people can move between actual sections of information, which should, in the corporate sense, be the actual reason behind your website.
Nice! Thanks. Having clarified my own feelings I came to the the conclusion that they are a typical noob thing to do which is why I dont like them. You often find them on the same pages where you find an abundance of crappy animated gifs.
Yeah I'll just add to the pile of complaints.
Question: Are the page transitions - the coding that enables them - supported by appropriate web (that is, W3C) standards?
Well, transitions are not *quite* as rude as blinking text...
The first time I saw one I thought
They remind me of Star Wars for some reason.
Might be nice on, say, the transition from a "cover" page of the site to the actual content, but otherwise I would avoid them.
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