Let’s talk about the Web Animations API
Dan Wilson has an intro article followed by a 5-part series all about the Web Animations API. If you were unaware,
.animate() is a native thing now. I think there is a ton of interesting things about the Web Animations API, like:
- Yet another great example of how a libraries pave the way, then browsers learn from that and get better. Then:
These libraries can then focus on providing newer features, and the cycle can continue.
- Under the browsers proverbial hood, the Web Animations API powers CSS animations as well.
- Will animation libraries, under their hoods, use this as part of the fallback stack? Or are they seeing equally good or better performance with
requestAnimationFrameor whatever they are doing now?
- It’s not every new web feature that has an official polyfill.