FACE: Faruk’s Animated CSS Enhancements
Faruk Ateş recently redesigned his weblog, The KuraFire Network. This latest redesign is the eighth version of the site, and it is interesting for reasons beyond the nice-looking design and great content.
If you visit The KuraFire Network you may notice Faruk’s subtle use of animations to highlight various elements on each page. You’d be forgiven if you were to think that he’s using Flash to create some of those animations, but he is not.
After looking at Faruk’s examples and reading about the technique, I think FACE is a really good example of using web standards instead of relying on proprietary plugins to add subtle visual enhancements to a website. Flash is often used to create the same kind of animations that you can now use FACE for.
More information on the KuraFire Network redesign and how FACE was born is available in Faruk’s post Introducing V8.