Rachel went from award-winning cartoonist to front-end developer. After six years of working in the trenches for agencies, startups, and large companies, she struck off on her own to explore and spread her love of web animation to the rest of the web community.
Now she leads the pack in the new, ultra-niche field of web animation and motion design for the web. Her goal: unite developers and designers to make the web a better place for everyone.
Rachel travels to train people at conferences and at companies, writes about and experiments with building tools for the web animation API, publishes interactive stories at her company Tin Magpie, and curates the Web Animation Weekly newsletter.
Animation stands as a key differentiator between native and web-based experiences. As the lines begin to blur between “native” and “web apps”, animation is becoming more and more important to building a web that can meet user expectations. Many roadblocks have stood in the way of an animated web, but we are overcoming them one by one, and a host of new tools are now at our disposal. In this talk, Rachel Nabors looks at how animation helps people interact with touch screens, how those same principles apply to the web, and where animation has been all this time.