With Great Transitions

Websites that have lots of movement have always bugged me a bit, but lately they are bugging me a lot more. I don’t know if this is because something in me is different or because or because I have become sympathetic to those that have disorders where motion affects them (Like Marissa).

Lately there has been a lot of talk on the web about the awesomely cool things that we as designers and developers can do with CSS3, namely transitions, easing, animation and rotations. But just because we can do these things, should we? Isn’t it our responsibility to make a web that everyone can use? I find myself recoiling as these things advance because not only are they difficult for some people to use, but I find them irritating as well. The more we can do, the simpler I want my sites to be.