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YUI 2.8 Learning the Library by Dan Wellman, Daniel Barreiro

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Chapter 5. Animation, the Browser History Manager, and Cookies

The Animation Utility is used to add a variety of effects to your pages that can really bring your web application to life. It's a very easy component of the library to use, but delivers a powerful and robust mechanism by which elements can be made to grow, move, and even change color.

When using web-based applications that are based on DOM-scripted or AJAX-driven dynamic page changes, it is usually impossible to return to a previous page state using the back button of the browser. The Browser History Manager (BHM) Utility provided in the YUI is the first step towards a web of online applications where the functionality of the back and forward browser buttons has been restored.

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