We're excited to announce several new features in the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP) 1.12.0 that will increase not only "real" performance, but "perceived" performance as well. The innovative lagSmoothing() feature allows GSAP to automatically heal from CPU spikes that cause lag, all while maintaining perfect synchronization between all animations. And the new "lazy" rendering helps avoid layout thrashing when many animations start simultaneously.
Animating the rotation, scale, skew, and position of SVG elements via CSS has been completely impractical due to major browser inconsistencies...until now. GreenSock's CSSPlugin handles major bugs and inconsistencies across a wide range of modern browsers, making it easy for you to animate SVG elements exactly like regular DOM elements... even in IE.
I'm going to take a deeper look into CSS Animations and how they fit (or don't fit) into a modern animator's workflow. You'll see exactly where some of the pain points are for a typical project and how they can bring your workflow to a grinding halt.
“ No other animation library is as intuitive, rigorous, conceptually simple and well curated as GreenSock’s ”
“ It's shocking the @w3c didn't use @greensock as a model of how to do animation via code. Did they even ask animators what they use? ”
Elliot Geno, @ElliotGeno
“ This stuff is so incredibly amazing I can't believe it. The level of details and options put into these things and the natural instinct GreenSock has for solving everyday problems is impressive. ”
Jens Ahrengot Boddum
“ Spent today converting an animation to pure CSS, and then into GSAP. GreenSock was an order of magnitude easier. Love it. ”
Tristan Mugford, @tmugford
“ The GreenSock animation platform is one of the most useful sets of tools in existence when it comes to web animation. ”
“ GSAP is just miles and miles ahead of any animation library out there. Great work! ”
“ GreenSock is the best thing that happened to SVG animations since SVG animations. ”
“ If every library were as robust and reliable as GreenSock’s, the world would be a much better place for software engineers and their clients. I can't think of a better designed or better performing tool, and as a bonus, it's fun as heck to play with. ”
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