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I was just going through the Jump Start demo and I created a demo of my own based off the first slide 

I came across something that I don't understand.

If I place an image into the body of an html page like:


<img src="img/logo.png" id="logo">

and then do this in JS, the tween doesn't work


var logo = document.getElementById("logo");
TweenLite.to( logo, 1, {left:"600px"});
but if I do this, it works
var logo = document.getElementById("logo");
TweenLite.from( logo, 1, {css:{alpha:0}, delay:1});
now if I set the div like this, similar to the Jump Start demo
<div id="logo"></div>
and set the background image in CSS, this works
var logo = document.getElementById("logo");
TweenLite.to( logo, 1, {left:"600px"});
So I guess my question is...Is placing an image into a div via CSS a requirement for Tweening certain properties?
- Patrick


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Absolutely not - you don't have to wrap things in divs for tweens to work. I suspect the problem was simply that you didn't set your <img> element's position to "absolute" in your css. That's necessary in order for "top" and "left" to work (that has nothing to do with GSAP - it's just how css works). Annoying, I know. 


Also, please make sure you're using the latest version of the GreenSock files. Early versions required wrapping your css-related stuff in a css:{} object, but ever since 1.8.0 that hasn't been necessary (although it's perfectly fine to do and is slightly faster performance-wise). 


Does that clear things up for you? If you need any more help, don't hesitate to ask here. 

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oh I see...my bad. I had a strong feeling I was missing something. :)


Totally makes sense now! Thanks a million as always!

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