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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: The Web Evolved by Divya Manian, Oli Studholme, Richard Clark, Christopher Murphy

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Chapter 12

Transforms, Transitions, and Animation

Back in the early days of the web things weren’t really much different to now—web designers (and clients) loved shiny new things. While the goals may not have changed, we’ve come a long way from when “Make it pop!” equalled <blink>, <marquee>, or the classic “flaming logo” animated .gif.

The mid-90s saw the introduction of two new tools for adding some sizzle—Flash and JavaScript. By the dot-com boom they were both popular ways of achieving things that weren’t possible with HTML and CSS alone, such as button rollovers, the beginnings of streaming video, and those googly eyes that followed your ...

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