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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain

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Chapter 7. CSS3 Transitions, Transformations, and Animations

In the last two chapters we looked at some of the new features and functionality that CSS3 provides. However, until now, everything we have looked at has been static. But CSS3 can do more.

At present, chances are, if you need to animate elements on a web page you'll either write your own JavaScript to perform the required action or turn to a popular JavaScript library like jQuery to do the heavy lifting. However, someone involved with CSS3 clearly has issues with JavaScript's ubiquity in this area and they're looking to encroach on JavaScript's dominance. While CSS3 isn't likely to usurp jQuery or the like anytime soon, it's perfectly capable of things like smoothing transitions (for ...

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