High Performance Animations


Modern browsers can animate four things really cheaply: position, scale, rotation and opacity. If you animate anything else, it’s at your own risk, and the chances are you’re not going to hit a silky smooth 60fps.

True story. A recent animation-heavy prototype I once made was, at first, quickly thrown together by animating top/left, scrollTop and the like. As you might have guessed: performance was not that great. Then I rewrote it all by using translateX/translateY, and performance was back.

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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