Chapter 2. Animating with Velocity.js

In this chapter, you’ll learn the features, commands, and options provided by Velocity.js. If you’re familiar with jQuery-based animation, you already know how to use Velocity; it functions nearly identically to jQuery’s $.animate() function.

But regardless of your existing knowledge, the methodical feature breakdowns in this chapter will introduce you to the nuances of animation engine behavior. Mastering these nuances will help take you from novice to professional. Even if you’re already intimately familiar with JavaScript animation and Velocity.js, do yourself a favor and skim this chapter. You’re bound to discover something you didn’t realize you could do.

Types of JavaScript animation libraries

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