Ask DN: Animation handoff from Design to Dev?

almost 7 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @ Match.com

  • 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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