Changing Trends of Web Animation


Increasing phase of Web Animation:

In the last few years, a term called “Web Animation” has gained lots of interest from the programmers. The web animation is getting great hype and is considered as the future of web designing. The JavaScript animation libraries like, Greensock are magical tools for the web animators nowadays. There are also web designing galleries like Awwwards and CSS Design Awards present to faze the trend of web animation.

It seems like every front-end developer is moving towards web animation, so if you are wondering why? Then, we got a full overview of the changing trends of web animation during the course of past years. We got few tremendous changes mentioned below for our lovely readers.

Influence of API increases in the web animation

In Web Animation API is special space where CSS Animations, Transitions, and SMIL tools are roofed under one animation engine. JavaScript users can easily enter in it to create libraries and DOM animations. Even browsers can log into this API to hydrate the more performance to built the advanced animation system. With the aid of Firefox and Chrome teams, the Edge team moved the Web Animations API from “under consideration” to “medium priority.”

It time for SMIL to replace with SVG

Okay, as Edge started to support Web Animation API, chrome decided that it is the right time to retire SMIL. And, that surged the appearance of SVG. The animating of the SVG is a bit easier as the third-party JavaScript libraries like SnapSVG or GreenSock’s GSAP works with it. But, as SVG got an unreliable reputation, so the users likely to go with the GSAP. So, don’t be a shock if in near future GSAP merges as a next jQuery. That’s why GSAP is going to be chosen of ambitious, complex, and/or backward-compatible projects.

Prototyping is still big mystery

This is the biggest challenge faced by the Web animators till date. The accurate utilization of tools for web animation is a mystery. Because, if you select CSS and JavaScript as your web animation tools, then you required years of hard training to nail in it. But, on the contrary with tools like Adobe After Effects, you can achieve your task in a month. So, either front-end programmers should be designers or web designers should become coders. This debate is still unresolved as no winner comes in the end.

Improved Browsers Tools

Once Matt DesLauriers wrote, “I also feel the future of these tools does not lie in the document.body or in a native application, but in between, as part of the browser’s dev tools.”

As Web Animation API has increased which surged in the development of a Chrome Canary and Firefox Developer Edition. These tools have the ability to change the dimensions of future. As you never know in future we might see the third-party tooling options for CSS and SVG animation editing.

Web Animation is future!

There are plenty of changes happened in web animation era as an adaptation of Motion guidelines and UX accessibility. We also have cool specs like scroll snap and motion paths build upon the foundation of web animation. New tools and libraries are being created each day. Thus the future of web animation is dynamic and going to achieve numerous great millstones in future. So, if you are not yet familiar with web animation, then do it now.

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Arpit Agarwal

I am a freelancer content writer, web developer and Video editor who loves to write technical stuff and on the other hand makes awesome videos as well. I like to make people happy with my writing and also try to make sure, you come back to read more.

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