Chapter 17. Drawing Timelines

Timelines let you create animations on a Web page without having to use Flash or write the Dynamic HTML code yourself. Timelines animate layers and thus appear to animate any object that’s in a layer on the page.

Timelines use JavaScript to control layers (see Figures 17.1 through 17.4 on the next page). A layer can move, resize, appear, or disappear—and these actions are controlled by a sequence of animation frames.

The magic bus at futurefarmers.com uses a timeline in a JavaScript pop-up window.

Figure 17.1. The magic bus at futurefarmers.com uses a timeline in a JavaScript pop-up window.

It moves!

Figure 17.2. It ...

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