The page uses webkit CSS animations to ease the image in and out as
you rollover it. We used a similar effect on the Softpress home page
for the sub menu on the carousel (the black menu on the right) - http://www.softpress.com/
The Kwix plug-in, on the other hand, uses MooTools (http:// mootools.net/) to achieve it’s animations.
On 11 Feb 2010, at 00:44, Steve Wright wrote:
I was wondering if anyone knew how to create the effect that happens
on this page when you slide your mouse over the Kiwi bird:
Horses for courses?! It depends what you want to achieve with each web
site. Very often the plain and simple, but aesthetically pleasing
design produces the best results, especially for business folk seeking
factual information. Yet there is also a wide consumer ‘audience’ out
there, who enjoy animation and colour (and some even background
sound!). It just pays to research your market and provide what’s
On 19 Feb 2010, at 12:40, hugh wrote:
Well, no great loss if it doesn’t work in Cam and FF… a bit of a
pointless gimmick anyway IMHO!
Reminds me of all those ‘themes’ at Themeforest.com…you can
hardly get one which DOESN’T’t have a JQuery slider! Technology for
I think you’re right, Colin. I’ve just been overawed lately by the ‘stuck in a rut’ mentality of theme designers who seem unable to break out of the box of cookie cutter JQuery slider designs! It’s like it’s the latest shiniest toy and they ALL have to have it!
And all these designs were in the Business templates section of Themeforest!