There are dozens of approaches for animating things on the web, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on his experience maintaining Bouncy Ball, a project that compares web animation approaches, Bryan Braun leads a tour of the web animations ecosystem, exploring 14 of the demoed approaches that modern developers are using to animate things and the principles that transcend them all. You’ll leave able to choose the correct approach for your use case in order to maximize performance and minimize complexity.
Bryan Braun is a web developer and designer at Sparkbox. Bryan’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, Daring Fireball, Smashing Magazine, and the Discovery Channel. He is always working on some sort of side-project and shares what he learns through his writing, speaking, and open source contributions. When he’s not writing code or tweaking fonts, you can find him reading, riding his bicycle, practicing the piano, or building Lego worlds with his kids.
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