CSS Animations Vs JavaScript Animations

Today web pages and applications are evolving. Animations are taking place of static images. Generally the animations on web can be created by two approaches: CSS and JavaScript. Both approaches have their own strengths and limitations. The approach you opt mainly depends on what kind of animation effect you need to do and also on some other considerations of your project.

Animate with CSS

Other then to create animation there is one more popular conversion i.e PSD to CSS in which we convert Photoshop PSD file into CSS /HTML. But when we talk about animations then that Animations which are developed using CSS are great for applications where you have small and self contained user interface elements. You can use them to show a tool-tip or to bring a navigation menu from the side. They usually only work with the browsers which are web-kit based. Most of the desktop and mobile browsers are web-kit based now a days. Hence it is most convenient way to bring movement to your designs and allows you to control what you want to let it happen and how many times you would like it to happen.

CSS animations use transitions or keyframes.

Transitions :

Using CSS transitions you can easily alter the appearance and behavior of an element whenever a state change occurs. The change occurs over a specific period of time and is started by an event such as when hovered over, focused on, active or targeted.

For a transition to happen an element must

  • Have a change in state.
  • Different styles must be identified for each state.

Transitions do a good job of making visual changes from one state to another hence they are best when you need a single state change. Sometimes you want more control or you need multiple states. In this case it is time to switch to animation with keyframes.

Keyframes :

Keyframes are very fast transitions. Keyframes are the foundation of CSS animation and enable you to create smooth and maintainable animations which perform well and don’t require lots of scripting. You can use them to change properties from one value to another. Keyframes can also be used to define how the animation appears at each state of the timeline. You can identity the keyframes which form your animation and give them a name. Hence then you can invoke the keyframes by using the name of the set. Each of the keyframes include the following:-

  • Name of the animation
    - Detailed name of the animation.
  • Stages of the animation
    - Each stage of the animation is written as a percentage. The beginning state of the animation is represented by 0% and 100% represents the ending state and you can add multiple in between states.
  • CSS Properties
    - The CSS properties defined for each stage of the animation timeline. After your keyframes are defined you can simply add animation properties to the CSS elements you want to animate. Animation properties normally do these two things:-

    - Assign the keyframe to an element
    - Define how it will be animated

Using CSS animations you can define the animation dependent of the target element.

JavaScript Animations

Creating animations with JavaScript is little more difficult then coding CSS transitions or animations. But with the more complexity, it comes great power.

JavaScript animations are written in-line as part of your code. You can use them to get advanced effects like stop, pause, bounce, rewind or slow down. These advanced effects are based on the idea that you can animate by moving DOM elements around the page according to a pattern which is determined by a logical function or equation.

There are many frameworks available which can handle the JavaScript animation like:-

  • jQuery
  • Velocity
  • WebGL
  • GreenSock

These all are good libraries. Among these Greensock is the best. This JavaScript animation framework is better in terms of performance then anything else.

Due to these benefits of Greensock, we like it:-

  • Created to make animating simple and intuitive
  • Completely independent
  • Powerful
  • Packed with lots of features for professionals
  • Works and plays with others also like jQuery, HTML5 etc.

Greensock gives you accurate control over the complex and nested timelines. Even if you don’t go for the paid membership there is still lots of free content and a great support network in the online forums.

Animations make lots of difference between a project that works and a project that is fun to use. You can use animations to take your designs from normal to amazing levels.

Consolidating the Benefits of PSD to Magento Conversion

There is no gainsaying that the competition in e-business has become really stiff. As every business owner wishes to own his or her e-commerce based website and they just do not want it for the heck of it, but want an efficient one.  Plus, they want to incorporate all the interactive elements and features in order to allure the user’s and target online visitors those who not only bring traffic but also increase their business conversion rate.

So as to develop highly innovative and professional e-commerce websites, web developers now integrate PSD based files into CMS such as osCommerce, Magento, Opencart etc and several other e-commerce web applications. As everything has its own cost, likewise these open source e-commerce web applications and CMS (Content Management Systems) also come with several pros and cons.

In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of PSD to Magento template or theme over developing a dedicated shopping cart applications and Content Management Systems. Magento is a brilliantly curated solution and has grown out to be the backbone of e-commerce business.

PSD to Magento ConversionThough business owners wish to develop a website using best of the technology but their several roadblocks as they are not technically sound.

Due to this, they implement various actions that tarnish their business, though their intentions are good at times they might end up in deadline delays and cost-overruns. Therefore, we must not risk anything when it comes to web development, and it is advised to find an experienced developer who has a professional experience and can guide you properly about the pros and cons.

Its growing popularity is the reason why the platform is constantly upgraded and a huge number of programmers across the world are involved in creating new features as well as modules for the platform every day. This is the reason why more and more are counting on the platform to begin their online e-commerce business or improve their existing platform using PSD to Magento services.

Also read this : Role Of Magento Development In Forging More Sales

It a popular e-commerce platform used web developers for to build easily customizable web portals. Magento is quite an incredible platform used for creating pixel perfect, cross browser compatible, SEO optimized visually attractive themes or templates for an E-commerce website.

The popularity of the software is growing by each passing day. Moreover, the benefits it offers goes way beyond what we think.

Being a leading platform Magento has a lot of opportunities to offer to its users. The best thing about Magento is that it is an open source framework, which comes with ample of plugins, tools, and flexibility.

This platform helps you to develop highly attractive, cross-browser compatible as well as SEO-friendly eCommerce platforms. Let’s find out the benefits of PSD to Magento conversion:

  • Unified payment gateway for integration
  • Magento hosting
  • Custom development modules
  • Order Tracking from Account
  • Search Engine Friendly
  • Limitless flexibility
  • Support for multiple currencies
  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Highly user-friendly application
  • Scalability
  • Marketing Promotions and Tools
  • Integration with multiple PayPal & Google Checkout
  • Feature-rich Customer Accounts
  • Multi-Lingual
  • One-Page Checkout
  • Administration Permission System
  • Order Management

Final Words!

These aforementioned benefits are the prime reasons why more and more people are now opting for PSD to Magento conversion services. What about you?

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