15 awesome CSS animation libraries you need to know.

15 awesome CSS animation libraries you need to know.

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Transitions from one CSS style configuration to another can be animated using CSS animations. A style describing the CSS animation and a set of keyframes indicating the start and end states of the animation's style, as well as possible intermediate waypoints, make up an animation.

CSS animations provide three major advantages over traditional script-driven animation techniques:

  1. They're simple to use for simple animations; you don't even need to know JavaScript to make them.

  2. Even with moderate system load, the animations work well. In JavaScript, simple animations often run poorly. To make the performance as smooth as possible, the rendering engine can use frame-skipping and other approaches.

  3. Allowing the browser to regulate the animation sequence allows the browser to improve performance and efficiency by limiting the update frequency of animations in tabs that aren't currently visible, for example.

While most animations can be done with pure CSS, you can use animation libraries and frameworks to create better animations in lesser time.

Website                           Description
Animate.cssJust-add-water CSS animations
Anime.jsAnime.js (/ˈæn.ə.meɪ/) is a lightweight JavaScript animation library with a simple, yet powerful API. It works with CSS properties, SVG, DOM attributes, and JavaScript Objects
CSShakeCSShake delivers exactly what it says on the box — a CSS library designed specifically for shaking elements within your web page
Hover.cssHover.css is a CSS animation library designed for use with buttons and other UI elements in your website
AniJSAniJS is an animation library that allows you to add animations to elements in a simple ‘sentence-like’ structure
AnimistaCSS Animations On Demand
Tachyons-animateTachyons itself is an atomic CSS library with a ton of utility classes for essentially designing anything by adding classes to what you need
Sequence.jsSequence.js is a JavaScript library that provides a responsive CSS framework for creating unique sliders, presentations, banners, and other step-based applications
InfiniteThese animations, like rotations and pulses, that are specifically designed to run and repeat forever
OBNOXIOUS.CSSAnimations for the strong of heart, and weak of mind
MOTION UIA Sass library for creating flexible CSS transitions and animations
Keyframes.appA graphical user interface for generating custom CSS keyframe animations
AnimXYZAnimXYZ helps you create, customize, and compose animations for your website. Built for Vue, React, SCSS, and CSS
WhirlCSS loading animations with minimal effort!
HamburgersHamburgers is a collection of tasty CSS-animated hamburger icons. Also included is the source as a Sass library. It’s modular and customizable, so cook up your own hamburger.

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