We’re not going to be discussing the benefits of using CSS animations, nor are we going to talk about whether or not JS animation is faster that CSS animation in this post.
What we are going to do is share a collection of tools, frameworks and tutorials with you that will help ease your CSS animation learning woes and help save you some time along the way.
CSS Animation Tools & Frameworks
Animate.css is a collection of cross-browser CSS animations that you can use in your sliders, home pages, and other web projects.
Stylie is a web-based CSS3 animation tool that you can use to configure and generate your own set of animations.
animo.js is a powerful tool for managing CSS animations. You can easily stack animations to fire one after another, specify callbacks for the completion of an animation, or simply fire animations on any event or at any moment you please.
Rocket is a simple tool for creating web animations.
Tuesday is a ‘quirky CSS animation library’.
Shift.css is a simple responsive framework to build timed, contained CSS animations.
MOTION UI is a Sass library for creating flexible CSS transitions & animations.
CSS Shake is a collection of CSS classes that will vibrates & shake the ‘DOM’.
Magic Animations is a small library of CSS3 special effect animations.
Hover.css is a selection of CSS3 animated hover effects for buttons.
Saffron is a Sass mixin library of simple CSS3 animations and transitions.
CSSynth is a small web-based app for running animations in order.
Ceaser is a simple CSS easing animation tool that you can easily employ in your projects.
WAIT! Animate is a tool that makes it easy to calculate CSS animation keyframe percentages.
Tridiv is a web-based editor that lets you create 3D shapes in CSS. It is cross-browser compatible, and you can also browse several online examples before you actually start using the editor.
CSS3 Keyframes Animation Generator
The CSS3 Keyframes Animation Generator, as the name suggests, is an online tool that lets you create CSS3 keyframe animations.
The Effeckt.css library offers a multitude of UI-less animations and transitions that you can use in your web projects.
CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet
The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is a set of pre-made CSS3 animations that you can use in your web projects by adding the stylesheet to your site and applying the pre-made CSS3 classes to the necessary elements.
CSS Animation Tutorials
- A Beginner’s Introduction to CSS Animation
After covering the basics, this tutorial will show you how to quickly create a quick example that will animate a square element into a circle.
- CSS Transitions, Transforms and Animation Tutorial
This website teaches you how to make use of CSS3 transitions, transforms and animations in your web projects. The tutorial is fairly simple and does not require an advanced level of working knowledge of CSS3.
- Using CSS Animations
This tutorial serves as a primer to CSS animations. If you are looking for a place to start with CSS animations, this tutorial can be of great use for you.
- Using CSS Transitions
Just like the above one, this tutorial too comes from the Mozilla Developer Network, even though this one teaches you how to work with CSS transitions.
- 4 Simple CSS3 Animation Tutorials
This resource is a collection of four CSS3 animation tutorials combined into one. You can learn how to use and work with functions such as
- Examples of Pseudo-Elements Animations and Transitions
This tutorial unravels the potential of CSS animations and transitions when working with pseudo-elements
- Animated 3D Bar Chart with CSS3
This advanced tutorial explains how to create a 3D bar chart using CSS3 animations.