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Interactions & animations course

Start off the year with a 21-day portfolio challenge

Intermediate–Advanced
1hr 46min

Building layouts and styling pages is a great start, but adding interactions and animations can give your site a new level of attention-grabbing interactivity. This course provides a general overview building interactions in Webflow.

Learn how to animate multiple elements managed on a single timeline — bring your designs to life with rich, sequenced interactions and animations.

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Lessons in this course

Getting started
Interaction Examples
Lottie Examples

The challenge

Challenge
Day
Be a website hero
01
The ultimate navbar
02
Magical CMS layout
03
Formulate leads and science
04
Virtual shoes for your site
05
Hello, it's responsiveness
06
Show off your project pages
07
Project pages working everywhere, anywhere
08
The optimum contact page
09
Show us your contact page
10
Test your Open Graph settings
11
Shine a light
12
Bring your portfolio to life
13
Lost, but never forgotten
14
Password-protected
15
Practice accessibility
16
Share your design in progress
17
Ready, set, publish!
18
Portfolio verification
19
Update your CMS
20
Showcase your portfolio
21

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Building layouts and styling pages is a great start, but adding interactions and animations can give your site a new level of attention-grabbing interactivity. This course provides a general overview building interactions in Webflow.

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Course outline

Getting started
Interaction Examples
Lottie Examples

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Interactions & animations course

23
Lessons
Getting started
Getting started
Interaction Examples
Interaction Examples
Lottie Examples
Lottie Examples

Parallax movement on scroll

Learn how to apply a scroll based interaction to multiple images. The images in the section will appear to be moving at varying velocities. This simulates a realistic feeling of depth because images that appear closer also appear to move faster.

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Scroll progress indicator

A scroll progress indicator helps visitors track where they are on a page. 

In this lesson:

  1. Design the progress bar
  2. Set up a scroll trigger
  3. Set up a scroll animation
  4. Cover transform origin
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Page loader animation

Show an After Effects animation as a placeholder before the website loads.

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Show and hide on click

In this lesson:

  1. Create an animation to make an element appear
  2. Create an animation to make an element disappear
  3. Add a second trigger element to show and configure both to show/hide on click

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Reveal on hover

Use a hover interaction to reveal elements on hover.

In this lesson:

  1. Build an animation to hover in
  2. Build an animation to hover out 
  3. Apply the animation to other elements

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After Effects and Lottie course introduction

An overview of what the After Effects and Lottie in Webflow course will cover.

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How to install Bodymovin

How to install and use the Bodymovin extension for After Effects, which lets you export After Effects compositions as JSON files.

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Animate when in view

Animate an After Effects animation when the Lottie file scrolls into view.

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Animate a video on scroll

Use Cinema 4D and After Effects to render a 3D phone as an image sequence, import into Webflow, then tie it to your website's scroll position.

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Cinema 4D in Webflow

Create a 3D animation in Cinema 4D and import it into your website.

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Lottie overview

Create animations in After Effects, export them as Lottie JSON files with the bodymovin plugin, and animate them in your Webflow site.

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Click based animations

Animate an After Effects animation when people click on a given element.

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Animate a video on scroll

Animate a video from After Effects as you scroll down the page.

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Requirements

  • Free (or premium) Webflow account — sign up
  • Chrome or Safari browser
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Directed by

McGuire Brannon

Director of Education

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Director of Education

Written by

McGuire Brannon

Director of Education

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Article by

Anna Kelian

Learning & Development Coach

Edited by

Stacy Han

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Director of Education

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