Ask DN: Animation handoff from Design to Dev?

almost 7 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @

  • Jonathan HowellJonathan Howell, almost 7 years ago

    I think you're over thinking it a bit, the dev should have no problem getting it fairly close to how it looks from the gif as this is the exact same way I do things. If the end result isn't exactly what you envisioned it to be then sit down next to the "dev" or "John Doe" whatever you want to call him and tell him what isn't working and he should be able to fix it at a moments notice considering it isn't too far off from the original gif. I do this on a regular basis and it works seamlessly :)

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    • Sean LesterSean Lester, almost 7 years ago

      I wish that were the case. I was expressly asked to provide code. Actually, the original request (from a product manager) was to "find a github of the code for the animation" (as if someone out there created the exact code of my custom animation for our specific UI). So while that's obviously impossible, I'm trying to comply by providing more than a GIF. These devs aren't really solid front end guys even in general, much less when it comes to UI animation... something they previously haven't really had to do here. Literally I don't know that most of them would even see the difference between something that just slides in at one speed vs. something that eases and fades in, and then bounces before settling in place. I'm not meaning to insult them, this just isn't the work they do or how they think. Actually, in this specific scenario - they're handing it off to some off-site code-named team that I know nothing about... so it probably won't be an issue. I'd definitely like to work out a long term solution, though. I think the Origami suggestion is the one I'm most excited about.

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