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The Definitive Guide to HTML5 by Adam Freeman

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C H A P T E R  23

Transitions, Animations, and Transforms

In this chapter, I introduce three different ways that you can apply simple special effects to HTML elements: transitions, animations, and transforms. I’ll explain and demonstrate each of these terms later in the chapter. All three features are new in CSS3 and, as I write this, are supported only through browser-specific prefixes. This is something I expect to change reasonably quickly, because these features are going to be extremely popular with web designers and developers.

Applying effects to HTML elements isn’t a new idea, and most of the good JavaScript libraries available contain at least a few of the effects that are now rolled into CSS3. The advantage of using CSS3 over JavaScript ...

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