Category: keyframes

The State of Changing Gradients with CSS Transitions and Animations

Back in 2012, Internet Explorer 10 came out and, among other things, it finally supported CSS gradients and, in addition to that, the ability to animate them with just CSS! No other browser supported this at the time, but I was hopeful for the future. Sadly, six years have passed and nothing has changed in this departm...

CSS Animations vs Web Animations API

There is a native API for animation in JavaScript known as the Web Animations API. We’ll call it WAAPI in this post. MDN has good documentation on it, and Dan Wilson has a great article series. In this article, we’ll compare WAAPI and animations done in CSS. A note on browser support WAAPI has a comprehen...

Animate to Different End States Using One Set of CSS Keyframes

I have recently live coded a pure CSS random rainbow particle explosion. There’s a source in the middle of the screen, and rainbow particles shoot out with different speeds at different moments and then fade out. It might seem like the kind of thing that requires a lot of work and code, but it’s something I...

Swapping State with CSS Keyframes

Say you want an element to be in one state for 9 seconds, and in another state for 1 second, on a loop. No tweening between the state, just a straight swap. I was wondering how to go about this other day, and Sarah Drasner showed me that you can use reallllllly short distances between keyframes to move from one state ...

CSS Keyframe Animation with Delay Between Iterations

Say you want an animation to run for 1 second, but then delay for 4 seconds before running again. Seems like that would be easy. Turns out it’s not-so-straightforward, but doable. You need to fake it. Nope There is an animation-delay property, but that won’t help us here. That delays the start of the anima...