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7 items tagged “animation”


Pure CSS3 Spiderman Cartoon w/ jQuery and HTML5. Great demo, though calling -webkit-animation HTML5 (or even CSS3) is a bit of a stretch... # 4th May 2010, 7:27 pm


Going Nuts with CSS Transitions. Nat’s article for this year’s 24ways—adding special effects to images using CSS rotation, box shadows and the magical -webkit-transition property. # 14th December 2009, 1:16 pm

“I made the first animated under construction icon”. twoleftfeet on MetaFilter describes how he created the first ever Under Construction animation in 1995, after discovering his server-push animations could be replaced by the exciting new animated GIF. # 15th October 2009, 2:11 pm

jQuery queue method. New in jQuery 1.3, but quite far down the release notes. This finally allows low-level control over the jQuery animation queue without needing an extra plugin. # 14th January 2009, 6:09 pm


Animated Sorting Algorithms (via) JavaScript animations of various sorting algorithms, running against four different initial conditions (random, nearly ordered, reversed and few unique). I wish I’d had this during my computer science degree. # 21st October 2008, 12:17 am

jQuery.ScrollTo (via) Neat jQuery plugin for animated scrolling of both windows and overflow elements. # 21st January 2008, 9:53 pm


Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion. This introduced me to a whole world of YouTube Star Wars lego stop motion videos. # 3rd July 2007, 11:03 pm