A client asked me to add a cursor trail effect to their website. By trail effect I mean something like debris coming off the cursor as you move it around the page. Specifically, my client asked for bubbles (about 5 circles of varying size to be visible at any one time, and dissipate in the direction of the moving cursor).
I instinctively said "no that's not good UX/UI". Then I thought about it for a minute and realised I don't know why it's a bad idea, but it's just that I never ever see it on websites.
Are cursor trail effects frowned upon and, if so, then why?
I think that as long as the following elements are reasonably small, then they aren't annoying as much as they bring a nice/cool effect/visual feature.
The only thing I could think of is that the elements could get in the way of the cursor when it tries to click a link or a button, but I quickly solved that by