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.
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.
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“ I am more and more amazed every day, and very glad that I decided to get a business license. ”
“ After searching around the web for alternatives, I found GreenSock to be the most performant. ”
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Jeff Batt, @jeffbatt01
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“ 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. ”
“ Spent today converting an animation to pure CSS, and then into GSAP. GreenSock was an order of magnitude easier. Love it. ”
Tristan Mugford, @tmugford
“ There is no doubt that GreenSock is currently the best available tool for creating astonishing interactive websites and animation effects. ”
“ GreenSock has encouraged me to play with the code, to dream up new and exciting things to do. ”
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