The avatar rotates while you type. See attached video.
Kinda cool, but not sure if I should keep it. Maybe a bit distracting?
10 months ago
yes it's annoying but i kinda like the playful side. The image should rotate faster once you type faster :D
Great idea, but I would go for something more subtle, e.g. little pulsing of the avatar.
I'm torn... I love the design aesthetic, but I feel that the spinning motion is too distracting. I feel I'd want to be looking at that element more than the words I am typing. Maybe something more subtle is what is needed, like @Marian Mraz suggested. Another idea could be some small word bubbles that pop up and fade away as you type?
@Eelco Guntlisbergen Yeah, it already does that.. maybe in the video it's hard to see, but it rotates only when you press a key.
@Marian Mraz Yep, you're right, it needs to be a bit more subtle. I changed it from 10 degree steps to only 1 degree and now you almost don't notice the rotation anymore only when it spins back after hitting enter. Ok, gonna keep it like that. Sorry, @Anthony Dines no word bubbles for now. ;-)
Here a Video of the slower rotation.
ps. Damn.. no = now. I hate typing under time pressure. ;-P
If there were a treatment on the border of the avatar (like the pic was inset of a gear or some other graphical element) it'd be neat touch, but as it stands now, it's rotating too dominant of an element.
I like the idea of doing something with the avatar, but I think it would be better served to do a subtle bounce or make it pulsate.
Maybe overlay a cartoony/ talking mouth? ;)
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