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Resources for inspiration, lists of software, libraries and other stuff related to Motion UI design, animations and transitions.

Motion UI Design Awesome

It’s curated collection of resources, software, libraries, videos and articles related to motion UI design, UI animations and transitions. Feel free to add something interesting (todo inside) by pull request!

Table of Contents

  1. Resources for inspiration
  2. Articles
  3. Software
  4. Helpers
  5. Libraries
  6. Web animation performance
  7. Speeches, presentations, videos
  8. Newsletters, podcasts, screencasts
  9. Guidelines
  10. Books

Resources for inspiration


Pinterest boards

Processing and other weird, but funny stuff

  • Bees & bombs – processing experiments by Dave Whyte;
  • PATAKK – processing experiments by Paolo Zagreb;
  • dvdp – visual chinatown by davidope;
  • bigblueboo – 3d and processing experiments by Charlie Deck;
  • Misha Kvakin – Cinema4D and UI experiments.



List of all possible software that can produce UI animations separated by using technologies and result format (video, prototype, code etc) with links of must-see tutorials and plugins.

Video, gif, presentation

Visual programming

HTML, CSS and JavaScript

And obvious your secret weapon – pen and paper!



Great (but old) infographic with libraries by used technology



  • GreenSock – ultra high-performance, professional-grade animation for the modern web;
  • Velocity.js – accelerated JavaScript animation;
  • Impulse - high-performance interactions for mobile web;
  • AniJS – animations by declared data-attributes;
  • Snabbt.js – minimalistic animation library in javascript;
  • – high-performance javascript library for animations & interfaces;
  • Processing.js – js library for Processing visual programming language;
  • Framer.js – prototyping tool for designing UI, interaction and animation;
  • Dynamics.js – JavaScript library to create physics-based animations;
  • Mo.js – motion graphics toolbelt for the web;
  • AnimateTransition - library for transition of blocks and popups;
  • Animate Plus – a CSS and SVG animation library for modern browsers, performant and lightweight (3KB gzipped), making it particularly well-suited for mobile;
  • Gravitas.js - super fast physics simulations for JavaScript;
  • Popmotion – js motion engine that makes creating engaging user interactions quick and simple;


  • SnapSVG — js library makes working with your SVG assets as easy as jQuery makes working with the DOM;
  • BonsaiJS – lightweight graphics library with an intuitive graphics API and an SVG renderer;
  • Vivus.js – allows you to animate SVGs, giving them the appearence of being drawn;
  • Walkway.js – an easy way to animate SVG images consisting of line, path, and polyline elements;
  • Transformicons – animated icons, symbols and buttons using SVG and CSS.

Web animation performance

Speeches, presentations, videos

Newsletters, podcasts, screencasts

  • The UI Animation Newsletter – newsletter with resources plus helpful advice on how to make web animation work for you coming straight to your inbox each month by @valhead;
  • Web Animation Weekly – newsletter with articles, videos, book reviews, and other goodies pertaining to the wonderful worlds of web animation and motion design by Rachel Nabors;
  • Motion and meaning – a podcast about motion for digital designers by @valhead and Cennydd Bowles;
  • All The Right Moves – animation reviews by @valhead.



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