Animated icons are a hot topic in web or application development: some consider it as an addiction and over-loads the screens; others demonstrate how useful it is for users. Either way, interactive icon have become the “must” in today’s applications.
To support designers in this, we just recently released 200 free animated icons in GIF, Lottie, and After Effects formats. And yes, we know the big-name brands want their share of this market. We have extracted them into JPG, PNG, and GIF formats so that they can be used on any platform and by any web designer.
The use of animated icons in a website or application is nothing new. What is new is the animation quality and complexity of these icons. When users open these icon representations, they are pleasantly surprised to see both the movement and the colorization of the icons.
Animated icons are not just for the sake of fancy animation, but they add usability to your design as well. For example, if you want your audience to know the source of a certain icon, animated PNG and GIF icons will make that easier to understand and more relevant to the real purpose of the design.
There are many places online where you can find libraries of animated icons. One of the most popular sites is Joomla! The animation system is built-in to Joomla!, and all you need to do is to find its user interface and install the plug-in. To make sure that your web pages are fully compliant with the specification of the HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), you can install the built-in extension of Joomla! called “WebKit-
One of the great advantages of using animation in your web pages is that they provide a richer digital experience for your visitors. They draw their attention to your graphics and texts more effectively and quickly than static images. Moreover, using animations adds to the fluidity of the information presented on your pages and makes them more engaging.
The success of the content is directly related to the success of the animation and the ease with which it is used. If you want your web pages to feature animated icons, make sure that they are properly optimized and that they are downloaded from high-quality websites. If the source code of the animation is unclear, the viewer might not be able to view it or see how well it has been designed.