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7 Awesome: Web Animation Libraries and Frameworks

7 Awesome: Web Animation Libraries and Frameworks

An awesome list of the top 7 web animation libraries and frameworks you should know as a software developer.

Waren Gonzaga
ยทDec 12, 2021ยท

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Welcome to my first 7 Awesome Series! ๐ŸŽ‰ Enjoy! (PDF Version Available).

๐Ÿค Introduction

7 awesome is my latest tech blog series where I'm gonna share the top list of anything related to software engineering. Have a list in mind let me know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let's start!

Today I'm gonna share with you the top 7 awesome web animation libraries and frameworks you should know as a software developer. ๐Ÿคฏ These are the web animation that might help you in your current and future projects. Let's go straight to the content right away! ๐Ÿ˜…

โœจ The 7 Awesome

Here are the top 7 awesome web animation libraries and frameworks. I ranked them based on my usage experience and how popular the project is. The decision I made is based on this tool to compare them easily.

๐Ÿ“ฆ ThreeJS

Obviously the top on the list! Can't deny it... ๐Ÿ˜…

This is one of the best web animation libraries out there and you can create crazy amazing web animation with it. I have one example below of what it can do... ๐Ÿคฏ

threejs_example_01

GitHub's landing page, the interactive and animated globe...

๐Ÿ“ฆ AnimateCSS

Let's admit it, this is one of the most useful CSS animation libraries out there. ๐Ÿ˜…

I'm part of the core team and made some significant improvements to the web animation library. You are not a developer if you don't ever use animate.css before. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Don't take it seriously, what I'm trying to say is that every developer knows about it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

AnimateCSS has an active community and I'm still working on upcoming updates. It has clear and reliable documentation for you to start using on your web projects. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ“ฆ AnimeJS

If you want to make your web animation to the next level then AnimeJS is for you! ๐Ÿค˜ I can say that this is an all-in-one solution for web animation as it says "It works with CSS properties, SVG, DOM attributes and JavaScript Objects." Have a try! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

๐Ÿ“ฆ Velocity

A fast and reliable web animation replacement for jQuery's animate. I can say it is easy to use since it has the same usage as jQuery's animate. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Velocity has great documentation and has an active community and is being used by big companies. Check it out!

๐Ÿ“ฆ MoJS

MoJS stands for Motion Graphics for the Web powered by JavaScript. It has a complete list of advanced tools to create advanced web animation for your projects. It has an active community and has comprehensive documentation for you to start using MoJS. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ“ฆ Vivus

Do want to animate web things like crazy? Then start using Vivus lol. ๐Ÿ˜…

This is so powerful when you want to play with SVG elements on your web projects. It blows my mind when I first discovered this simple and lightweight (with no dependencies) animation library. Check out the official homepage for you to see it in action.

๐Ÿ“ฆ GreensockJS or GSAP

The final in the list, the amazing GSAP! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‰

GSAP by GreenSock is the most amazing and reliable animation library and framework. They are the standard for modern web animation. I agree with that... ๐Ÿ˜ When I start working on web animation this is the first library and framework I use to create advanced web animation for making HTML5 banner ads when I was a junior front-end developer. This is the advanced web animation tool in my time. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I'm one of the active community members back then and I help others how to use the library and framework. Until today I know how to use GSAP for rapid web animation. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I recommend checking out the website for more information.

๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ‘ค Last Words

I want to point out that it is not required to use libraries and frameworks when it comes to web animations. I learned the hard way back then when I start working as a junior developer. I animate the web without using any libraries and frameworks and it was like a hell. ๐Ÿ˜…

To lessen the tasks, I started using these libraries and frameworks to get the job done as fast as I can. In a corporate world, they don't care what you know and what you use as long as you complete your job in the right way. ๐Ÿ˜ I know you know what I mean... ๐Ÿ˜…

My recommendation, learn the fundamentals and start learning them with libraries or frameworks because along the way you'll pick up it. Just explore! Learn by doing... ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿš€ Bonus Content

As a bonus, check out my GitHub list for this series and also grab the PDF version of it for FREE. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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