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Animation is not like other web design trends that come and go. For the past few years, this trend has demonstrated how useful it is in improving the user experience. From engagement to entertainment, a lot can be done with animation on a website.
Web designers currently have several ways to animate WordPress websites, such as CSS animations and embedded GIFs. So why has BeTheme added a new Lottie animation feature inside its BeBuilder?
There are many advantages to creating animations with Lottie over other methods. In this post, we’re going to explore why Lottie is the best way to create engaging and engaging animations today and how it integrates. Beebuilder And Beebuilder Made it even more accessible to WordPress users.
Why Lottie Animations are the Best Way to Animate WordPress Websites
Lottie is one of the latest and most effective ways to create animations for your WordPress sites. What really makes it better than other animation methods? Let’s take a look at the main benefits of Lottie animations.
1. No code required to work with Lottie
You’ll never know by looking at it, but you don’t have to write a single line of code to create Lottie animations. For example, here’s what the Lottie animation looks like belotti Pre built site.
Once you’ve got your Lottie animations, BeBuilder makes it easy to add them to your WordPress site.
Simply locate the Lottie element from the list of UI elements. Drag-and-drop it into the Visual Builder. then, use Subject Settings on the left for uploading a Lottie file to your WordPress media library or dragging animation from an external link.
There’s no need to learn HTML, CSS, or After Effects to create advanced animations for WordPress. BeebuilderThe no-code page builder and Lottie Animations feature make it easy for designers and non-designers alike to create animations using intuitive tools.
2. Easy to customize Lottie animations
There are many reasons you might want to customize your Lottie animations. For starters, you want the animation to match the branding of your website.
If you get your Lottie from LottieFiles, it comes with an editor that enables you to customize:
- animation speed
- back color
- layer color
So you can edit the content of Lottie animations directly from the source.
In addition, you can use BeBuilder’s settings to customize the way the Lottie animation works. For example, you can adjust settings related to:
- animation trigger
- start and end point
- forward or backward
- responsive visibility
Like all the other UI elements in BeTheme, Lottie is just as easy to edit.
3. Lottie is better for performance
Sometimes when we animate websites, we have to do so at the cost of something else.
For example, some animation methods are resource-intensive and cause web pages to load more slowly than they would otherwise. Other animation methods can lead to glitchy or grainy looking animations, which compromise the overall look of the website.
Lottie is a JSON-based animation file. It’s a lot like SVG in that it is both a vectorial file format – smaller in size and weight, as well as fully scalable. This makes Lottie the ideal animation file format for performance.
Let’s look at a quick example. This is a JPG “Download” button available at a free resource website.
uniformly designed The button can be found on LottieFilesOnly it is animated.
The difference between these two files goes beyond aesthetics. The JPG from Vecteezy is 57KB. The JSON of LottieFiles is 15KB.
Of course, other factors affect how big the file is, like output size. However, these are similar graphics and, despite the animation in Lottie, it weighs significantly less.
In addition, Lottie seamlessly integrates with BeebuilderFastest page builder for WordPress. So you won’t have to worry about slow themes or page builder plugins interfering with Lottie’s native speed and quality when you use both together.
4. Lottie is fully responsive
Although BeBuilder gives users the option to hide their Lottie elements on some devices, this is a setting you won’t need to use.
When we open responsive mode and switch the view from desktop to tablet to mobile, the animation file responds according to the new screen size. No adjustments on your part are required to resize or position the Lottie.
Considering how important responsive design is to today’s brands and consumers, Lottie is an extremely useful animation tool in responsive design. When you combine this with BeTheme’s responsive pre-built sites, as well as BeBuilder’s responsive page builder, you’ll have the full responsive powerhouse for WordPress at your disposal.
5. Lottie/BeTheme Combo Enhances User Experience
Running taco animation is certainly a lot of fun to watch, but we can do a lot more with animations than just entertain visitors. By programming microanimations to respond to visitors in the right place and at the right time, we can inspire them to take action.
Let’s use call-to-action block BeCar Rental3 Website as an example.
Next to the words “Customer Friendly Company” is a green car/smiley face icon just above the call-to-action button. While this trust mark is attractive, some visitors may scroll through the entire stationary section too quickly to notice it.
Add speed to the What you can do section. One option would be to swap book a car Button for animated Lottie. This microanimation will draw visitors’ attention directly to the button and prompt more of them to stop and consider the invitation to “book a car”.
Another option is to replace the trust icon with a scroll-triggered Lottie graphic.
Here we see what happens when Car insurance provides loading page animations Our call-to-action block has been redone.
Instead of playing on a Lottie loop, the animation slows down and syncs with the movements of the visitors. We were able to do this by changing a setting inside BeBuilder, updating trigger From omission To on scroll,
While the button remains unchanged, the addition of movement in this section – and directly above the button – will help increase engagement.
Lottie animations are just one more reason to make BeTheme your WordPress theme
Lottie is a serious game changer when it comes to website animations. And that’s just in itself.
When you integrate Lottie with BeTheme And Beebuilder, you’ll have all the tools you need to take your design — and user experience — to the next level. Plus, you won’t need to put in the cost, launch time, or effort to animate your BeTheme websites. Everything is designed to be as smooth and intuitive as possible for you.