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.
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.
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.
“ The best thing about GSAP is that it just works, and it works well. On every single browser I’ve tested. ”
“ GreenSock has encouraged me to play with the code, to dream up new and exciting things to do. ”
“ GSAP is just miles and miles ahead of any animation library out there. Great work! ”
“ 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
“ GSAP was a revelation for me to be compared with the introduction of jQuery ”
Jan Paepke, @janpaepke
“ Aside from GreenSock’s laser-focused attention to detail, GSAP is fast, reliable, flexible, exceptional value (read: free in most cases) and, very importantly, supported. ”
“ ...obviously GSAP is incredible ”
“ 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. ”
“ Go and browse through FWA or Awwwards, then view source of anything you see that has cool animation and you will be surprised how widely GSAP is used. ”
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