Performance is paramount, especially on mobile devices with sluggish processors. Silky smooth animation is the hallmark of any library worth its weight and GSAP outperforms old "industry standards" by literally 1000%+ under stress. What was jerky and twitchy is now fluid. It's the result of countless optimizations made to ensure that your interactive projects are responsive, efficient, and buttery smooth. Check out the speed test for a head-to-head comparison.
HTML, SVG, React, Vue, Angular, jQuery, Canvas, CSS, new browsers, old browsers, mobile, and more – GSAP gets along with them famously. Use your favorite tools without jumping through endless hoops to ensure compatibility. GSAP "just works". We worry about compatibility so that you don’t need to. Another headache solved.
That's right. Anything. No predefined list of properties to choose from. Any numeric property of any object can be animated. GSAP handles complex string values with nested colors in almost any format. It automatically senses function-based values. There are tons of utility methods for solving common problems. The possibilities are endless.
Lightweight & expandable
Modular, flexible, and ultra-efficient, its plugin architecture keeps the core engine tight while allowing virtually any feature to be added via optional plugins. GSAP packs an amazing amount of power into a surprisingly small package.
The GSAP isn't built on top of any 3rd party tools like jQuery (although it works great with jQuery). This approach minimizes load times and maximizes performance.
You're not limited to "one-after-the-other" sequencing; have animations overlap as much as you want. Nest timelines inside other timelines. Insert gaps, callbacks, labels, staggered tweens, and more. You get precise control over timing and unprecedented flexibility to create expressive animations with minimal code.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes. We've got your back. When deadlines are looming and you can’t figure something out, hop over to greensock.com/forums to get your GSAP-related questions answered. There are over 100,000 posts! GreenSock tools are unlike most open source projects that stagnate or offer zero support.
Completely free for everything except a very specific type of commercial use (reselling to multiple customers), GreenSock's license makes it extremely accessible and business-friendly while providing a small funding mechanism to sustain ongoing support, enhancement, and innovation. The web is littered with abandoned "open source" projects, but GreenSock has a years-long track record of commitment to the platform.
Getting Started with GSAP
Animating with code may seem intimidating at first, but don't worry, our platform was engineered to make it simple and intuitive.
Getting Started with GSAP - continued
This is the best place to get started with GSAP. There are plenty of tips and demos that will get you animating in no time.
Tips for Writing Animation Code Efficiently
This article is packed with tips focused on how to structure your code for a faster workflow and more control.
Getting Started with GSAP
The best place to get started with GSAP; lots of tips and demos that will get you animating in no time.
GSAP has quite a few plugins, eases, and special tools like Draggable and SplitText: