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CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is a design language used in website development. It shapes the look and feel of a website, including design elements like layout, colors, and fonts. An integral part of CSS skills includes creating animations or dynamic changes on the screen.
The Performance and Creativity are terms used to assess the efficiency and innovative capacity of these languages in animation creation.
The Wide Arena of Performance
The Creative Clash: Flexibility and Dynamism
CSS animations are renowned for their simplicity, coherence, and flexibility. With CSS, you can make small, aesthetically pleasing micro-interactions with minimal code. More impressively, CSS animations are typically hardware accelerated, meaning they delegate challenging tasks to the GPU, enhancing general performance. However, there’s a flip side to this coin. For complex animations requiring high levels of interactivity, or sequences conditional on user events or website states, CSS starts to demonstrate its limitations.
The Crux of the Problem
The primary obstacle with CSS animations is their lack of fine control over the animation timeline. Although newer properties, such as animation-delay and animation-iteration-count, alleviate this issue to an extent, they still fall short when it comes to holistic, in-depth control. You often find yourself resorting to complicated, less maintainable hacks that bottleneck your productivity and overall code quality.
Striking the Perfect Balance
Thought-provoking Questions about Animation Performance
Highlights in Animation Best Practices
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