Showing posts with label animate.scss. Show all posts
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Thursday, 10 May 2018

The 2018 Web Developer : Animating without jQuery

There's not much wrong with jQuery other than it's size. Sometimes when you want to keep your website very lean you may wish to rely on pure JavaScript. In this case, I use the excellent animate.css. Even better than that, you can use animate.scss.
To add it to your project, change to your project directory:
cd myApp/git
Then use the following command:
git clone https://github.com/geoffgraham/animate.scss
Here is an example page which, on page load brings in animate.css and runs the function doTheSlide, to animate the contents of the H1 tag.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
<title>Do the slide</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="scss/custom.css" />
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Hello world!</h1>
</body>
</html>
Nothing happens until you create your scss file. custom.css is created thus:
cd myApp/scss
node-sass -w custom.scss custom.css
Now let's put some clever stuff in the custom.scss file.
@import "../git/animate.scss/animate.scss";
h1 {
  @include slideInLeft();
}
Refresh the browser and, hey presto! Now we're animating.