For our animation we chose Greensock. This is one of the most popular animation tools on the market today. The performance on different platforms and the fluid transitions were the reasons we chose this development tool. And - if we’re being honest - trying out a new tool is always exciting. Besides that, there are a lot of other reasons to pick Greensock for your animations, we’ve listed these reasons in a previous blogpost.
So we decided on the tool, now al we needed was a developer. Sander Giesing is the man we chose to make our Greensock magic happen. Around 2000 Sander started with animating landing pages and banners. Back then he did that with Adobe Flash. A few years later he came across Greensock, at the time Greensock was mainly a good tween library for Flash. When it became clear in 2005 that flash wouldn’t work on mobile he decided to learn more about animated SVG files. That is when the fascination started, the only problem? At the time computers weren’t ready to process the projects Sander dreamt of.
That didn’t stop him from practicing though! And that is also his number one tip for people who want to get into online animations: “practice makes perfect, I know it’s a cliché but it is so true. Animating takes time, a lot of time. You really need passion and persistence to get the hang of it and to get better at it. Most of my free time is spent experimenting with different animation styles. Not because I have to, but because I want to."