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Engage your audience with interactive slides that they can click on and explore. Add music, video, hotspots, popup windows, quiz games and interactive data visualizations in a couple of clicks. No coding required!
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Bring a touch of movie magic to the screen with incredible visual effects and animated page transitions. Add click-trigger and timed animations to make any topic easy to understand and captivating to watch.
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With Genially, anyone can create a polished and professional presentation. Choose from over 2000 pre-built templates, or create your own design using the drag-and-drop resources, color palettes, icons, maps and vector graphics.
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Because Genially is online, you can relax knowing that your slides are always up-to-date. There’s no risk of forgetting to save changes or accessing the wrong file. Log in from anywhere, collaborate with your team, and make edits in real time.
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See how many people have viewed and clicked on your slides and keep tabs on learner progress with User Tracking.
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Give your old decks a new lease of life by importing PowerPoint slides and transforming them with a little Genially magic.
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From classroom materials to business pitches, make an impact every day with Genially.
From the front of the room or behind a screen, you’ll wow your audience with Genially. Heading off grid? Download in HTML to present dynamic slides without WiFi.
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Every Genially slide deck has its own unique url, just like a website! Share the link so that others can explore at their own pace, or download an MP4 video slideshow or PDF.
Embed the slides on your website or post them on social media. Upload to Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Moodle or any other platform.
The benefits of interactive slides
🗣️ Active participation An interactive slide deck gives your audience cool things to click on and discover, boosting learning and engagement.
👂 Multi-sensory experience Audio, video, animations, and mouse interactions make your content immersive, entertaining and accessible.
🧑🤝🧑 People-friendly format Pop-ups and embeds condense more material into fewer slides so you can break information down into digestible chunks.
🎮 Gamification Games, quizzes and puzzles make information more memorable and enable you to gather feedback and check understanding.
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How do I make a presentation interactive and how does Genially work? Find the answers to all of your slide-related questions here!
What’s an interactive presentation?
Interactive slides contain clickable hotspots, links, buttons, and animations that are activated at the touch of a button. Instead of reading or watching passively, your audience can actively interact with the content.
Genially’s interaction presentation software allows you to combine text, photos, video clips, audio and other content in one deck. It’s a great way to condense more information into fewer slides.
If you’re a teacher, you can share multiple materials in one single learning resource. Students can create their own projects using digital media and online maps. For business or training, try embedding spreadsheet data, PDFs, and online content directly in your slides.
An interactive slide deck is more user-friendly than a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation or Google Slides document. That’s because you can break information down into chunks with pop-ups, labels, voiceovers and annotated infographics.
The other benefit of interactive content is increased engagement. It’s easier to keep your audience’s attention when they’re actively participating. Try Genially’s presentation software and free slideshow maker to see how it’s better than other presentation websites. You won’t go back to standard presentation apps!
How do you make a clickable slide?
The best way to make slides clickable is to use Genially’s free interactive presentation program. Design your slide then apply an interaction. In a couple of clicks, you can add popup windows, hyperlinks, close-up images, games, animations, multimedia and other content.
Choose from the library of hotspot buttons and icons to show people what to click on. Go to Presenter View to get a preview and see how your content will appear to your audience.
What are good interactive activities in a presentation?
The best interactive activities get your audience interested in the topic and help them understand your points. When you want to go into detail, try adding a tooltip or close-up image. These options are great for explaining complex diagrams and charts.
Text overload is a common problem that is solved if you make slides interactive. Long pages of text are boring and difficult to read, leading people to switch off and lose concentration. Record a voiceover or try adding audio and video explainers.
Interactive images are another useful format for presenting information. By annotating maps, photos or diagrams with interactive hotspots you can provide a lot of contextual information on one single screen.
Looking for ways to make dull topics exciting? Try including a game, challenge or quiz.
As well as injecting a bit of fun, gamification makes information memorable. To get your audience involved and gather feedback, add questions to your slides. Everyone loves sharing their opinion!
How do I create presentations that look professional?
You’ve got a deadline looming and you’re staring at the screen with a blank presentation. We’ve all been there! Starting a presentation design from scratch is tricky, especially if you’re short on time.
Genially’s free online presentation maker has over 2000 ready-to-use templates for professional slide presentations, photos slideshows, and more. Each slide design has been created by our team of top graphic designers. No need to worry about fonts, centering images, or designing a matching color scheme. It’s all done for you.
Start by browsing our layouts and themes for education, business and then customize with your own text and images.
How do I share or download my slides?
Because Genially is a cloud based presentation software, you can simply share the link to your slides. Like other online presentation tools, there are no files to download or store on your computer. Everything is saved online.
When you publish your slide deck, it gets its own unique url, just like a website. Share the link with others to let them explore the content in their own time. If you’re presenting live, just click the Present button.
You can also embed your presentation on your website, company wiki, or social media. Genially is compatible with WordPress, Moodle, Google Classroom, and other platforms. If you use an LMS, you can also download your interactive design slides in SCORM format.
For slideshow videos and slideshows with music, share online or download as an MP4 video. Check out our free slideshow templates for ideas.
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You bet! Genially is an easy-to-use slide maker, with a free version and paid plans. The free plan allows you to create unlimited slides with interactions and animations. Subscribe to one of our paid plans for more advanced features.
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Animation basics for your presentation
Animation can help make a PowerPoint presentation more dynamic, and help make information more memorable. The most common types of animation effects include entrances and exits. You can also add sound to increase the intensity of your animation effects.
Presentation experts recommend using animations and sound effects sparingly. Animation can be useful in making a presentation more dynamic, and help to emphasize points, but too much animation can be distracting. Do not let animation and sound take the focus away from what you are saying.
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Apply entrance and exit animation effects
Select the text or object that you want to animate.
On the Animations tab, in the Animation group, click an animation effect from the gallery. Click the More arrow to see more options.
Note: In the gallery, entrance effects icons are colored green, emphasis effects icons are colored yellow, and exit effects icons are colored red.
To alter how your selected text animates, click Effect Options , and then click what you want the animation to do.
Note: Not all animation effects offer the same Effect Options choices.
To specify the timing of the effects, on the Animations tab, use the commands in the Timing group. For more information, see Set the animation timing or effect options .
Video demonstration: entrance and exit effects
Watch this short video demo on adding entrance and exit animation effects. The animations applied are examples; you can use the same procedure to apply any animation available to text or to objects.
Apply sound effects to animated text and objects
To add sound to animated text or an object, do the following:
On the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, click Animation Pane . The Animation Pane opens on the side of the workspace pane, showing the order, type, and duration of animation effects applied to text or objects on a slide.
Locate the effect to which you want to add sound, click the down arrow, and then click Effect Options.
Note: The Effect Options dialog box displays different options, according to the type of animation selected.
On the Effect tab, under Enhancements , in the Sound box, click the arrow to open the list and then do one of the following:
Click a sound from the list, and then click OK .
To add a sound from a file, click Other Sound from the list, locate the sound file that you want to use, and then click Open .
Repeat for each bullet of text to which you want to add a sound effect.
To preview all the animation and sound applied to a slide, in the Animation Pane , click Play From .
Apply a motion path to text or an object
Click the object or text to which you want to add a motion path. The path that you apply is followed by the center of the object or text bullet.
On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, under Motion Paths , do one of the following:
Click Lines , Arcs , Turns , Shapes , or Loops . The path chosen appears as a dotted line on the selected object or text object. The green arrow indicates the path’s beginning and the red arrow indicates its end.
Click Custom Path . Click where you want the motion path to start. To draw a path of connected straight lines , move the pointer and click where you want the line to end. Draw the next connected line by clicking where you want it to end. Double-click at the motion’s final end point. To draw an irregular path , hold down the left mouse button and move the pointer on the path that you want the motion path to follow. Double-click at the motion’s final end point.
To see the complete animation and sound for the slide, on the Animations tab, in the Preview group, click Preview .
The Shapes and Loops paths are closed, meaning the object returns to its starting point. To return to the starting point with an open path, such as Lines , Arcs , Turns , or Custom Path , right-click the path and then click Close Path . A linear path is added from the previous end point to the starting point.
To change the shape of a motion path, right-click the path and then click Edit Points . Square black handles appear on the path. Drag one of the handles to move that portion of the path.
Any part of the path, including the beginning or ending point, can operate off the slide.
Video demonstration: motion-path effects
You can add more complex or custom animation motions to text or an object. Watch this short demo to see some examples.
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To apply an animation effect to a SmartArt graphic, see Animate your SmartArt graphic .
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Making your PowerPoint presentation visually engaging is important to keep your audience interested in your slides. You can animate text, shapes, pictures, tables and more. In this blog we’ll explain how to create animations in Microsoft PowerPoint using both Windows and Mac devices.
Important: Participoll uses animations to run effectively. If you’re using animations in PowerPoint as well as Participoll, please ensure you reorder your animations to put Participoll at the end of the sequence.
How to create animations in PowerPoint (Windows)
1. First, select the object that you want to animate in your presentation and click on the Animations tab. We’ve selected the Participoll logo.
2. In the Animations tab, you’ll see a row of animations (shown as stars) you can use. Click on the down arrow next to them to see all the options available.
Alternatively, you can also click the Add Animation button and choose your animation from there. Click an animation to apply it to your selected object.
3. When you have selected your animation, click on the Animation Pane button to customise your animation. This is next to the Add Animation button (see above screenshot).
4. In the Animation Pane, you’ll see a list of animations you’ve applied to your selected object. To customise them individually, click the down arrow next to the animation. If you have more than one animation applied, you can also reorder them here.
5. Then, you can control the timing of your animation and see effect options.
6. Finally, to see your animations in action, click the Play From button in the Animation Pane.
How to create animations in PowerPoint (Mac)
1. Select the object that you want to animate.
2. Next, click the Animations tab. This will show the animation options available for the object you’ve selected, including how you want it to appear on the slide, emphasis on the object (such as spin, transparency or teeter), and exit animations.
3. Hover over the animations section and click the down arrow to see more effects to choose from (shown in the screenshot below).
4. Click on your chosen animation to apply it to your selected object.
5. When you’ve applied your animation, a reference number will then appear next to your object – click this to show the animations panel on the right-hand side of your screen. You can use this to customise your animation.
You can also click the Animation Pane button.
6. In the Play From tab, you can see which animation you have selected. If you have more than one animation applied to your object, you can reorder them here.
7. In the Effect Options tab, you can change where the animation begins (top, bottom, left, right, etc), what will happen at the end of the animation and also choose a sound to play.
8. The next tab is Timing, which does exactly what it says on the tin. You can choose when you want your animation to start (on click, with previous or after previous), the duration of the animation, add a delay and choose whether you want the animation to repeat.
That’s how to create animations in Microsoft PowerPoint using both Windows and Mac devices in Microsoft 365. To continue to engage your audience, you can use Participoll to find out what your audience really thinks.
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Alright, your robotic pal has generated a presentation for you. But, for the time being, AIs can’t read minds, so it’s likely that you’ll want to modify the slides. Please do! We didn’t forget about those time constraints you’re facing, so thanks to the editing tools provided by one of our sister projects —shoutouts to Wepik — you can make changes on the fly without resorting to other programs or software. Add text, choose your own colors, rearrange elements, it’s up to you! Oh, and since we are a big family, you’ll be able to access many resources from big names, that is, Freepik and Flaticon . That means having a lot of images and icons at your disposal!
How does it work?
Think of your topic.
First things first, you’ll be talking about something in particular, right? A business meeting, a new medical breakthrough, the weather, your favorite songs, a basketball game, a pink elephant you saw last Sunday—you name it. Just type it out and let the AI know what the topic is.
Choose your preferred style and tone
They say that variety is the spice of life. That’s why we let you choose between different design styles, including doodle, simple, abstract, geometric, and elegant . What about the tone? Several of them: fun, creative, casual, professional, and formal. Each one will give you something unique, so which way of impressing your audience will it be this time? Mix and match!
Make any desired changes
You’ve got freshly generated slides. Oh, you wish they were in a different color? That text box would look better if it were placed on the right side? Run the online editor and use the tools to have the slides exactly your way.
Download the final result for free
Yes, just as envisioned those slides deserve to be on your storage device at once! You can export the presentation in .pdf format and download it for free . Can’t wait to show it to your best friend because you think they will love it? Generate a shareable link!
What is an AI-generated presentation?
It’s exactly “what it says on the cover”. AIs, or artificial intelligences, are in constant evolution, and they are now able to generate presentations in a short time, based on inputs from the user. This technology allows you to get a satisfactory presentation much faster by doing a big chunk of the work.
Can I customize the presentation generated by the AI?
Of course! That’s the point! Slidesgo is all for customization since day one, so you’ll be able to make any changes to presentations generated by the AI. We humans are irreplaceable, after all! Thanks to the online editor, you can do whatever modifications you may need, without having to install any software. Colors, text, images, icons, placement, the final decision concerning all of the elements is up to you.
Can I add my own images?
Absolutely. That’s a basic function, and we made sure to have it available. Would it make sense to have a portfolio template generated by an AI without a single picture of your own work? In any case, we also offer the possibility of asking the AI to generate images for you via prompts. Additionally, you can also check out the integrated gallery of images from Freepik and use them. If making an impression is your goal, you’ll have an easy time!
Is this new functionality free? As in “free of charge”? Do you mean it?
Yes, it is, and we mean it. We even asked our buddies at Wepik, who are the ones hosting this AI Presentation Maker, and they told us “yup, it’s on the house”.
Are there more presentation designs available?
From time to time, we’ll be adding more designs. The cool thing is that you’ll have at your disposal a lot of content from Freepik and Flaticon when using the AI Presentation Maker. Oh, and just as a reminder, if you feel like you want to do things yourself and don’t want to rely on an AI, you’re on Slidesgo, the leading website when it comes to presentation templates. We have thousands of them, and counting!.
How can I download my presentation?
The easiest way is to click on “Download” to get your presentation in .pdf format. But there are other options! You can click on “Present” to enter the presenter view and start presenting right away! There’s also the “Share” option, which gives you a shareable link. This way, any friend, relative, colleague—anyone, really—will be able to access your presentation in a moment.
Discover more content
This is just the beginning! Slidesgo has thousands of customizable templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint. Our designers have created them with much care and love, and the variety of topics, themes and styles is, how to put it, immense! We also have a blog, in which we post articles for those who want to find inspiration or need to learn a bit more about Google Slides or PowerPoint. Do you have kids? We’ve got a section dedicated to printable coloring pages! Have a look around and make the most of our site!
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3. Continue editing.
Download your new animation to save or share, or keep editing in Adobe Express.
Pick a character.
Browse our selection of characters, including people, animals, and imaginative characters. Choose any character that resonates with you. If you change your mind, you can swap it out for a different character.
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Select Record and wait for the countdown to begin recording your own voice. Easily upload your own audio by choosing an audio file from your device. Recordings can be up to two minutes long. Head, eye, and arm movements plus lip sync are automatically created based on your audio.
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Best Free AI Slide Tools
We test the best free AI slide tools for teachers to see which can help your presentations
The explosion of AI-generative tools has not yet proved to be a boon for education. Questions about accuracy and bias are secondary to the main issue: Do AI generative tools help teachers teach and students learn? The jury is still out on this question. Nevertheless, I embarked on a journey to explore the free AI slide tools available, hoping to discover gold—or at least bitcoin.
What I actually discovered is more like lead than gold. While each of the free platforms include some useful features, none combine substantial utility with the ability for a free download. Still, a few come close enough to be worth trying.
Educators may also consider using a separate free AI image generator instead of accepting the uneven selection provided by the AI slide generators.
HOW WE TESTED
Each AI-assisted slide generator was tested with the prompt "Causes of the American Revolution." Platforms were assessed based on the educational quality of text and images in the presentations, ease of use and features. We tested only the free version of each platform.
BEST FREE AI SLIDE TOOLS
PROS: Curipod's intuitive workflow makes it easy to get started creating an AI-generated slide presentation, while the option to select grade and standards allows teachers to tailor slide decks to student's needs. Interactive features such as polls and brain breaks keep kids paying attention. Free templates are available to spark ideas or save time.
CONS: No download with free account. Presentations may be more like assessments than lessons for learning. Lesson differentiation by grade isn't always effective. Images are modern.
GRADE: B Shareable link
PROS: Professional-looking slides with stylish animation effects. Each slide can be edited for text and images. Users can import documents or a PDF to create slide decks. Text, while concise, is quite informative.
CONS: Images are quite modern and include laptops light bulbs and clip art. Heavy computer memory use. No free download.
GRADE: B- Shareable link
PROS: Simplified provided a few images relevant to the era, along with moderately informative text. A library of animation effects as well as links to free image databases allows teachers to further enrich their presentations. In addition to the sharable link, users can export their presentations as a video, png, PDF, jpg, gif, or svg.
CONS: In a 10-slide presentation, one image was used six times. While the text is moderately informative, it also bears the hallmarks of AI-generated text; that is, lots of complete grammatical sentences that are too vague or general to be educational. GRADE: C Shareable link
PROS: No account or login is required to get started with SlidesGPT's free basic plan. The slideshow's text content was by far the most comprehensive and educational of all the generators. Images include at least some that are era-relevant. Don't care for the images? Repeat your prompt, and a new set will be produced. SlidesGPT also offers a terrific single-use option: For a modest $2.50, download your presentation as editable PowerPoint, Google slide, or PDF.
CONS: Users can't edit at all without downloading. Slides, while informative, are text-heavy. Many modern images included.
GRADE: B+ Shareable link
PROS: Easy to use once installed, Slides.ai provided moderately informative, concise text. while the "MagicWrite" feature offers the option to search for royalty-free images, icons, citations and emojis. To paraphrase existing text, simply highlight and click on "Paraphrase Sentences" within MagicWrite. But the best feature of free Slides.ai is the ability to download an editable PowerPoint presentation.
CONS: The annoying insistence that users must synchronize Chrome and Google accounts in order to implement SlidesAI.io may add a few minutes to the installation time. Images included the bizarrely inappropriate snow monkeys accompanying the "Intolerable Acts" slide. Blank slides are included in the presentation. Free plan limit of three presentations per month.
GRADE: D+ Shareable link
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More than just a WordPress slider
Mouse and Cursor Animations You Can Use on Your Website
The mouse pointer of a desktop computer closes the gap between the website interface and the user..
The mouse pointer of a desktop computer closes the gap between the website interface and the user . You can use the cursor to your advantage in many creative ways. These creative touches can enhance the interaction and visitors’ engagement . That will benefit your rates.
The cursor animations , in the examples in this post , show how beautiful they can be and how much they add to the appeal of a website. Many of the examples also show how an animated cursor can enhance website interaction and provide feedback. Above all, they showcase the creativity of their designers.
You will find tons of examples of creative cursor animations . They are all from actual websites and some include mouse hover effects.
Websites with Awesome Cursor Animations
Woodworking website template.
Immerse yourself in the splendor of our meticulously designed template, expertly crafted to cater to the needs of both seasoned woodworkers and woodworking enthusiasts.
This visually striking and user-friendly masterpiece serves as the perfect platform to showcase your skills, projects, and products in a captivating and engaging manner.
With its unparalleled allure, it empowers you to establish an online presence that effortlessly surpasses the competition.
Fashion Website Slider
Unleash the versatility of our fashion slider, transcending its boundaries beyond fashion alone! This exceptional template proves to be a perfect fit for any image-centered marketing campaign.
Additionally, it offers a fullscreen gallery carousel modal, enabling you to showcase an extensive array of captivating images.
The mouse pointer on this website reveals more elements on hovering.
Fast Food Burger Restaurant Slider
Make your clients feel hungry with this tasty looking slider, featuring jaw dropping animations and smooth interactions! Easily customizable for showcasing food related products.
Haus is an interactive technology company with humor. By hovering over the cartoons you will see how they run and jump over your screen.
Urban Street Skate Slider
Unleash your creativity and captivate your audience with our urban-themed slider, designed to create captivating presentations with seamless transitions.
This versatile template is perfectly suited for showcasing products and marketing campaigns, allowing you to make a lasting impact with its sleek and stylish design.
A research organization in the public sector needs a well-functioning website. The developers of this website made a site that is easy to navigate but also has a fun animated cursor. It turns into a button and plays sounds when clicking.
Motion Blur Portfolio Showcase
Discover the elegance of our clean showcase slider, enhanced with an optional video popup and a sophisticated motion blur transition.
Complete with a logo and menu, this slider is fully equipped to bring your wildest ideas to life in a visually stunning manner.
The Photon website has a beautiful design and contains many interactive elements.
Background Effect Hero Collection
The Utsobo website is beautiful and interactive. The shading of the website’s background changes when you move your mouse around. You can even draw on the website by clicking and dragging your cursor. Doing this freezes the animation, appearing like a brushstroke effect.
Winery Timeline Slider
Unleash your creativity and craft a captivating narrative using our incredible timeline slider.
This remarkable template comes complete with logo and social icon design elements, making it perfect for creating a standalone landing page that truly shines!
CAMPOFRIO “Living is amazing”
The hand-made drawings on this website invite you to have a look at your life. In an interactive game , you can determine how much you are enjoying yourself.
This animation and design company from Atlanta shows you what they do with this interactive website.
This website’s animated cursor will attract the eye of any visitor.
Pest Stop Boys
This website is fun. It uses bright colors and an animated cursor that mixes and blends depending on the background. Sometimes the cursor separates into smaller dots. Even these dots blend in a different way, just like the mother cursor dot.
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Flutter is a website dedicated to animations. Enjoy the different hover effects.
Jomor Design portfolio
Have a look at this website to enjoy the simple but effective cursor animations.
On this website, your cursor changes into a bomb about to go off. It does go off. Every time you click, you leave more and more holes in the website’s background and make a mess of the content.
The website of this London-based studio, for scribing, and infographics, uses some nice cursor animations.
You will enjoy the animated cursor on this website. It blends right in with the brand . Accro is a French brand that promotes plant-based meat alternatives and respect for the planet.
A white or red dot on this website follows you everywhere.
The Denton Design website opens with a large image of a bird. The egg theme of the cursor matches this image. Also, the color and the design go hand in hand with the subject.
Dreamworks FYC 2021
This Dreamworks portfolio site features some attractive mouse hovering animations.
Bloemen De Vier Seizoenen
The mouse pointer animation of this flower shop from Belgium matches the business. The animation is different each season.
Liron Moran Interiors design
Moving the mouse pointer inverts the color images.
Mainworks has a portfolio site that shows off the work of this creative media production company. Move the mouse pointer or click the dots to learn more about their projects.
This advertising bureau from Israel uses some nice animations in their content and mouse pointer.
By moving the cursor you reveal different parts of their new products.
The mouse pointer has an orange dot and impressive shadow effects. When you move over a video, the pointer changes to a white circle icon with an orange eye .
The new LJ com website has a new interface with a custom mouse pointer and other animations.
The pointer on this website gives you a new perspective on things.
The movement of the mouse pointer on this website looks like a comet. The cursor leaves a fading trail . There is also a blend mode effect that gives the impression of a spotlight.
Preuve is a young and dynamic agency. Their website has fresh content and the cursor has simple but effective animation.
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Hovering with the mouse gives a nice reveal effect.
Bruno Tome’s site leaves an indelible impression. It has a huge mouse pointer in the shape of a hand. Moving the hand around inverts the black and white background sections.
3D ANIMATED ABSTRACT SHAPES
LOOPS offers static and looped animated shapes. You can pick different color schemes. All are in high resolution at 30 fps.
Ambitious Zevenbergen is a beauty salon in Holland. Its graphic design keeps a balance between content and visuals. The cursor animation consists of a pink dot chased by a pink circle. It is only a simple detail that complements the design .
Adam Nocek’s portfolio has a high contrast mouse pointer with a hover effect.
Cyd Stumpel – Portfolio
Cyd is a creative freelancer from Amsterdam. His web page reveals a love for animating technology.
This portfolio page uses pastel tones. The colors and images change when you move your mouse around. Another graphic element is the moving image borders on hovering.
CraieCraie draws attention to its logo with an integrated cursor design. The black dot morphs into a white circle with a word inside when you move over an image.
Check out the animated cursor on this website. Pinpoint Media is a content production company. It specializes in strategic animations, live streams, photography, podcasting, and videos.
The message to Ukraine
This website has a small hover effect. You reveal the colors of the Ukrainian flag by moving your mouse pointer.
Depending on your mouse’s position you get two cursors connected by a thin rotating black line.
The Origami website is, of course, about origami. It contains a short animation by Altrüus.
fanfanfan Design Studio
The fanfanfan Design Studio’s website has a simple but beautiful circle hover animation.
You have read about eye-shaped cursors. Qode Kaleidoscope uses a similar mouse pointer. By moving it around, the eye slowly falls apart, but the pupil remains as the cursor. Other parts, like the conjunctiva and the cornea, follow it.
Hard Work Club
The website of this idea and design collective is full of charming animations. It uses bright colors, large lettering, and has a little cursor animation.
Here you find interesting animations in the form of blurring text after clicking links.
Bullmonk is a business management company. Their website has an effective SVG animation. More holes form in it by moving the mouse over the canvas.
PIAP SPACE has a modern and unique website. It uses eye-catching colors, infographics, and some simple animations.
Here you find a nice example of a hover text animation.
A floating cloud follows you when you move your mouse. The name of this type of animated cursor is aura . It gives the feeling of movement, transformation, and the momentary nature of technology and art.
Or’s Vintage Portfolio
Art director and digital designer Or specializes in typography, design, and interactive animations. His portfolio page gives evidence of this and will leave an impression.
The animation on this website reveals a text when you move your mouse around.
This last example is of a complete website for an advertising agency. It focuses on the combination of functionality and design. It has some nice GSAP animations.
FAQ on Cursor Animations
What is a cursor animation in web design.
Ah, right. So, cursor animations are these tiny yet impactful details in web design that transform the look of the mouse cursor when it moves over a certain element. It’s like adding a touch of personality, uniqueness, or interactivity to your website.
This can range from changing the cursor shape, adding trailing effects, or even creating fully interactive cursor animations based on user input.
What’s the purpose of using cursor animations?
Well, cursor animations provide a way to improve user engagement and interaction on your site. They add an extra layer of visual feedback, often making navigation more intuitive.
Plus, let’s not forget, they can be just plain fun! The thing is, it’s like you’re turning a normal browsing session into a unique, personalized experience.
How do I implement cursor animations in my website?
Libraries like GSAP or Three.js could be used to make it simpler and more effective. But remember, balance is key! Don’t let animations overshadow your content.
Does cursor animation affect website performance?
Hmm, yes and no. Small, well-optimized animations won’t typically cause performance issues.
But heavy, complex animations might slow down your site if they aren’t coded properly. Always ensure your animations are smooth and don’t detract from the user experience due to lag or performance hiccups. Optimize, optimize, optimize!
Is cursor animation considered good UX design?
Well, it depends. Cursor animations can be an amazing tool when used right. They can guide the user, offer feedback, and make the overall experience more enjoyable. But if overused, they can become annoying, distracting, and even confusing.
So, moderation is the word! Make sure they align with your overall design and UX strategy.
What are some popular trends in cursor animation?
Oh, there are so many! Parallax effects, cursor trails, magnetic buttons, shape morphing – you name it. The trend often revolves around creating subtle, yet noticeable animations that align with the brand’s style and the website’s theme.
And remember, trends come and go, so what’s important is to stay true to your brand and audience.
Can cursor animations be responsive or adaptive?
Yes, indeed! Cursor animations can be made responsive or adaptive, meaning they can adjust based on the user’s device or screen size. You’ll need to ensure your animations behave properly on different devices and under different conditions.
Are there any accessibility concerns with cursor animations?
Ah, accessibility, such an important topic! Yes, cursor animations can pose accessibility challenges, particularly for users with specific conditions like motion sensitivity. It’s crucial to provide options to reduce or disable animations for such users.
Also, ensure your animations don’t compromise the readability or navigability of your site.
How can I test my cursor animations?
Great! Testing is crucial to ensure your cursor animations work as intended. You should test across different browsers, devices, and screen sizes. Look out for smoothness, responsiveness, and any potential impact on website performance.
Additionally, user testing can provide invaluable feedback on how your animations are received by your audience.
What if I want to use custom cursor images?
Go for it! Using custom cursor images can certainly add a unique touch to your website. You can change the cursor using the CSS ‘cursor’ property. Just ensure your custom images are clear, not too large, and don’t interfere with the functionality of the cursor. Always keep usability in mind.
Conclusion on Cursor Animations
Web design and development is a dynamic business. Website makers come up with new ways of adding interactivity to their work. Mouse pointers are one of the targets for innovation. A mouse animation can catch and keep the attention of visitors. It closes the interaction gap between the user and the user interface.
In the list above, you notice examples of these qualities. It was a joy exploring these imaginative and interactive mouse pointer examples. Many of them form a crucial part of web design. Yet, they keep the browsing experience interesting and intuitive.
If you liked this article about cursor animations, you should check out this article about website ideas .
There are also similar articles discussing Lottie animation examples , hero image website , websites with video background , and pink websites .
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What to Know
- Select the item you want to animate, then go to the Animations tab > Animations group > More . Choose an animation.
- Use Effect Options if you want the animation on multiple items. Use the Animation Pane to change the order and timing.
- Use Play All to preview your animations.
So you have to give a talk to your boss and their entire team next week. You know what topics you want to cover, and you've put together a simple PowerPoint slide deck to help the audience understand your concepts. Consider using animation to make your presentation really stand out.
How to Add Animation to PowerPoint on a PC
Here are easy steps for using PowerPoint slide animation. The following instructions are for PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010, as well as PowerPoint for Microsoft 365.
Open your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide to which you want to apply animations.
Select the item you want to animate .
On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, select the More arrow in the Animations box.
You can also add Entrance , Emphasis , or Exit animations:
- An Entrance animates the item as it appears on the slide.
- An Emphasis animates the item after it’s already on the slide.
- An Exit animates the item as it leaves the slide.
Select the animation you want to use. When you select it, you’ll see the animation happen on your slide.
You’ll see the number “1” appear next to the object you’ve animated, indicating this will be the first animation to occur when you select within the slide during your presentation. If you animate more than one item, they'll be numbered in the order in which you create them.
If you want to animate several items within an object with the same animation, select the object, then choose your animation.
On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, select Effect Options to determine whether you want the animation to happen to all the items at once, or to each one separately. You can also adjust the way the animation happens; for example, whether an item “floats in” from the top or bottom of the slide.
To fine-tune the way animations happen during your presentation, on the Animations tab, in the Advanced Animation group, select Animation Pane . A pane will appear in the right-hand column of your screen.
- To change the order of an animation, select it from the list, then use the arrows in the upper-right corner of the pane to move it up or down.
- To adjust the timing, select an animation from the list and select the down-arrow for options.
- To view how the animations happen, select Play All .
To remove an animation, select an animated item, then, on the Animations tab, in the Animations group, select None .
How to Add Animation to PowerPoint Using a Mac
The following instructions are for PowerPoint 2019, 2016, and 2011 for Mac, as well as PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 for Mac.
Open your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide to which you want to apply the animation.
Select the item you want to animate.
On the Animations tab, you’ll see choices for how an item appears on the slide, receives emphasis, or exits the slide. Select the one you want to use.
In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, the selections are labeled as “entrance,” “emphasis,” and “exit” effects.
You’ll see the number “1” appear next to the object you’ve animated, indicating this will be the first animation to occur when you click within the slide during your presentation. If you animate more than one item, they'll be numbered in the order in which you create them.
To fine-tune the way animations happen during your presentation, click the number of the animation you want to adjust to open the Animations pane.
In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, these options are available via the Animation tab, under Animation Options .
- Use the Effect Options dialog box to change how the animation works.
- Note : If Effect Options is not available, it may be because there are no options available for that effect.
- Use the Timing dialog box to set how long the animation lasts.
- Click Play From to see your changes in action.
Remember, your purpose is to support your message and build interest. Use animations judiciously, and leave the fancy displays for another time.
Why Animation Makes Your Presentation Stand Out
There are a number of ways to spice up your PowerPoint slides, including music, video, slide transitions, and animation. These elements can add interest and depth to your presentation, but too many can become distracting rather than enlightening. The key is choosing elements that will enhance your presentation rather than overwhelm it.
Using animation means applying movement to an item (such as lines of text, graphs, or images) on a slide. Presenters often use it to reveal bullet points one at a time instead of showing them all at once. This strategy can help keep audiences interested because they won’t know what’s coming next. Subtle effects like “appear,” “fade,” and “wipe” often work best; options such as “swivel,” “bounce,” “zoom”, and "typewriter" may get you into distraction territory.
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