If parallax scrolling is not something that you are interested in but you still want to add motion, then animations and transitions may be up your alley. Animations and the use of transitions can add more complexity to the design of the website. Transitions and animations not only look cool but they keep the visitor visually interested.
Made by Few is a website that was created for the purpose of advertising a conference for web designers. The website has many moving parts to it, mostly animations. The animations are sometimes subtle like rotating or moving back and forth, which makes it easy on the eyes but still keeps interest.
A unique, clean example of using animations and transitions is 7Up‘s website. The website also has parallax scrolling and sound effects. The fonts have a nice transition added and throughout the website there are small animations of bubbles. Similarily Fournier has a very nice loading page for their website which has animated illustrations. They use animations for sunlight, birds, and dust. As well as transitions for their headers and navigation.
Google has also jumped on board and has used animations and transitions for their sustainability page. They are able to create interest and spread a message. Many websites are trying out animations and transitions because they want more people to be interested in their website. Even if they are just coming for the website design and features they may stay for the information or message that they website was created for. This is also the approach that Species in Pieces goes for too.
Cure Nails was awarded for their website and it may be evident that they use many, many transitions. It gives a unique experience that other websites lack. They really pay attention to all details. Hill 8 also uses quite a few transitions but mainly focuses them on the images. The amount of work and time that was invested into these websites really shows.
Niccolo Miranda created his site to feature animations and transitions. I think that the interactive feature is really important for visitors, as they are not losing interest. He was able to show that he is a hard worker without typing it out in the generic “about me” section.