Animating with the JavaScript Web Animations API

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…Really enjoyed the course, and feel a lot more confident tackling animation in CSS or JS…It was really helpful to understand how the CSS and JS techniques overlap and differ, and why you would use each one.

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This class teaches you how to animate on the Web using the JavaScript Web Animations API.

You’ll learn how to transfer what you already know how to do in CSS, into JavaScript and then add extra capabilities like pausing and playing animations, starting one animation half way through another. Combining different animations together and synchronising a number of animations. All things you just can’t do presently with CSS alone.

We will start by re-making some basic CSS animations with the JavaScript Web Animations API, then once we get through the fundamentals, we will start making our project together — a interactive set of sequenced animations.

By the end of the course you should have a solid understanding of how to animate on the Web with the JavaScript Web Animations API.

Who is this class for?

You don’t need to be a JavaScript expert to use this API — I’m not!

However, if you are completely new to web development, this probably isn’t the class for you. I’d expect you to know how to write HTML and CSS and have a basic understanding of JavaScript. If you know what a function looks like, and how to write a click handler with ‘addEventListener’ I reckon you will be fine!