And here is a fun little animated loader we made at Foolproof for one of our internal sites.
Coding is one way of simulating motion but it can sometimes be quicker and easier to use tools like After Effects to create a video that simulates the key movements, translations and micro-interactions in your interface design.
“But this will take longer to produce,” I hear you say, and you’re right, it will. But what better way to make an impression with a client than by providing an example of not just how your work will “look”, but how it will actually “feel”.
The “feel” is the opportunity space in an interface that should be utilised to reflect brand personality and create great experiences.
So please never accept or deliver a static interface again.
More here on the value of microinteractions.
You can also find a useful resource of 20 Best Freebies for Aspiring UX Motion Designers here.