CSS Animations vs. JavaScript

added by J Hall
12/5/2014 1:12:00 PM

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"As someone who's fascinated (bordering on obsessed, actually) with animation and performance, I eagerly jumped on the CSS bandwagon. I didn't get far, though, before I started uncovering a bunch of major problems that nobody was talking about. I was shocked."


3 comments

Bob Senoff
12/5/2014 2:24:14 PM
Nice post @j_hall_wgu. @johnbhartley this might be something to take a look at.

Robert Waggott
12/5/2014 10:06:03 PM
An interesting read; personally I think this also comes down to comfort/competence level of CSS/js, I say that as someone who is much more comfortable writing JavaScript than CSS. I found a couple of nice new JavaScript animations last week (velocity.js and svg morpheous), it's interesting to see people are still developing new animation libraries so (hopefully) JavaScript animations still has a lot of life left in it.

J Hall
12/7/2014 4:01:14 PM
@RobertWaggott I have yet to use it in production, but velocity.js looks like a great solution to jquery animations on slower machines (android, ipad, etc.)