• Richard BallermannRichard Ballermann, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    I think I read a study on Neilson Norman about hover animations, the results back up how you feel. Simply put, it's bad practice. Almost universal annoyance is gained from using them.

    Ever since I read that I have been quite conscious of how I react when I come across a site doing this and I found I almost always end up trying to avoid triggering it more than I ever think about what it's displaying. Pinterest is a prime example for me, I'm constantly trying to hide my cursor in a gutter to prevent it from happening.

    If reading a title or name of a project was going to make me want to click through, then just display the title as a permanent element. If it isn't going to convince me to click, leave the damn thing out of it.

    11 points