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CSS Animations

From CSS Transitions to CSS Animations

CSS Animations

In our last session, we explored CSS transitions - a great way to add smooth transitions between different states of an element. CSS animations take it a step further, allowing us to create more complex and dynamic animations.

What are CSS Animations?

CSS animations allow you to define a sequence of CSS styles that change over time, creating animated effects on your web pages.

Keyframes: The Building Blocks of CSS Animations

Keyframes are the individual steps or checkpoints in an animation. They define the style of the element at specific points in time.

Creating Keyframes with CSS

```css @keyframes exampleAnimation { 0% { opacity: 0; } 100% { opacity: 1; } } ```

Here, we define an animation called exampleAnimation that fades an element in from 0% opacity to 100% opacity.

Setting Animation Properties

You can animate any CSS property, including opacity, transform, color, background, and more.

Duration: Controlling Animation Time

```css animation-duration: 2s; ```

Sets the duration of the animation to 2 seconds.

Timing Functions: Easing and Interpolation

Timing functions control the pacing of the animation. ease, ease-in, ease-out, and ease-in-out are commonly used.

Delay: Adding a Pause

```css animation-delay: 1s; ```

Delays the start of the animation by 1 second.

Iteration Count: Repeating Animations

```css animation-iteration-count: infinite; ```

Makes the animation repeat indefinitely.

Animation Direction: Normal, Alternate, and Reverse

normal plays the animation in the forward direction, alternate alternates between forward and reverse, and reverse plays the animation in reverse.

Animation Fill Mode: Forwards, Backwards, Both

forwards keeps the final animation style after the animation ends, backwards shows the initial animation style before the animation starts, and both combines both.

Combining Multiple Animations

You can combine multiple animations on the same element to create complex effects.

Using Animations with HTML

You can trigger animations using HTML attributes like onmouseover, onclick, or onload.

Transformations in CSS

CSS Transformations

CSS transformations allow us to manipulate the position, size, and orientation of HTML elements using CSS properties like translate, rotate, and scale.

Next Up: CSS Transformations

In our next session, we'll dive into CSS transformations and learn how to use them to create dynamic and engaging effects on your web pages. Follow us for more!