Icons are small but vital for the efficiency rate of any website or application. They look simple but take loads of time and effort to feel that way. They have the power to do anything with a user: help, support, engage, encourage, clarify, simplify or vise versa confuse, annoy, disorient and so on and so forth. Icons play an important communicative role and they have no language barriers.
Why would someone use animated icons?
Motion is a very powerful tool. It can be applied to almost anything including user interfaces. Together with the high quality of icons motion helps to create a seamless, positive experience from nice and easy interactions.
Animated icons are:
- Small in file size
- Compatible with all major browsers, emails, and smartphones
- Play automatically without user interaction
- Don’t require any special plugins or libraries