Becker Design Studio just had the opportunity of creating a new HTML 5 animation for the release of Julie Berry‘s new book, “All the Truth That’s In Me.”
Becker Design Studio works with clients who come with well thought out concepts or those who don’t have any strong impressions. In either case, we work hand-in-hand with the client to create the perfect designs that our clients expect from Becker Design Studio. Julie Berry, one of our long term clients is a very creative client who has very ingenious concepts and she generally has a clear vision of what she wants to accomplish through the designs. This gave us another opportunity to cooperate and create a stellar introduction of her book’s debut. The end result is something that both she and Becker Design Studio are proud of.
We faced some challenges though. In this custom motion-graphics animation, the cover of the book is revealed with a page rip which appeared to blink or flash white as it animated. This took away from the overall presentation and was of some concern because in the production environment (Adobe’s Edge Animate) the flashing did not occur. After some adjustments of the timeline and keyframes, the problem appeared to have been solved. The rest of the animation was completed and all seemed well. When we tested the animation in a browser, the flashing appeared. It was very frustrating. We looked at all of the keyframes and nothing seemed “wrong.” We experimented with the visibility settings and found that substituting the alpha setting of the object for the visibility setting gave us the desired result – no more flashing!
No sacrifice is too great for our clients so they have just what they need; so after pulling a late night, with the undesired flashing finally fixed, the animation was completed and we integrated the animation into the website’s homepage in time for the book’s release earlier today.
We look forward to working closely with clients who may or may not have a clear vision of their desires to achieve an optimal design for their product.