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Get Out the Way

The Zombie: Moving the element you’re hovering over via hover

Always a Zombie? Almost Always

Severity: Varies

Why is it a Zombie: If you move the element the mouse is over far enough that the mouse is no longer on top of it, the animation resets. Which puts the mouse back on top of the element which starts the animation again and leaves you in a frustrating loop.

Cure the Zombie by: Find a different way to initiate the animation, change the target so that you’re no longer initiating the movement from the moving element but from one nearby, or widen the target area such that the mouse remains over the initiator of the animation even while the particular element moves.