4 things to make your website interactive and engaging
By Pete Gibbons | August 18, 2021
The last thing you want when someone visits your website is for them to be bored. We make it our ambition at hue for every visitor to your website to say – “hey, that’s pretty cool”.
So here’s 4 things you can do to keep your website interactive and engaging:
1 – VIDEO
Video is one of the more effective ways of grabbing (and keeping) people’s attention. It’s already been shown how much more effective motion is at creating engagement on social media when compared to still images. The same is true for websites, and with internet speeds getting faster and faster, it’s not the mobile no-no that it once was. There’s all sorts of ways to implement it, but one of our favourites is using it as a moving and eye-catching background.
2 – HOVER ANIMATIONS
Users want to feel like they are actually interacting with your website, not just reading a static screen. If that’s the case it might as well just be a piece of paper. One way you can take advantage of being in a digital environment is by using hover animations. The simple act of causing elements to move in subtle ways when hovered over with the mouse is a great way to make your users feel like they are actually engaging with your content, not just simply looking at it. When used on hyperlinks, it’s also a great tool for helping users navigate around your site.
3 – PAGE TRANSITIONS
4 – 3D ANIMATION
We’ve already talked about video, and this is really an extension of that, but utilising 3D animated elements throughout your site can help elevate your site’s user experience and really give it a premium feel when done right. It’s an extra design twist you still don’t see all that often, and could really help your site stand out from the crowd.
We’d love to help you make your new website as engaging and interactive as possible. Let’s talk about how we can make your users say: “Hey, that’s pretty cool.”
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