A Final Word on Working with CSS3 Animations
CSS3 animations are, like many other HTML5 features, a standard in flux. Just as one example, the W3C resolved in January 2012 to work on a universal animation spec that would work across CSS, SVG, and HTML (see http://www.w3.org/2012/01/13-svg-minutes.html#action02 and http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/F2F/Sydney_2012/Agenda/Animations/WebAnimations). But does this mean that we shouldn’t move forward with the standards that exist today and enjoy very good support in modern browsers? Of course not. This just means that what we learn today may serve as a building block for future iterations of the specification. And isn’t that how technology works, after all? It builds upon itself, and it improves with every change.
This book is all about showing you what’s possible now and how to effectively create dynamic, fun effects and animations for your visitors. So let’s get started.