CSS Animation and @Keyframes Property
We will be using a basic example such as the animation of a battery charging.
The @keyframes property has the option to divide the animation time into parts/percentage and perform an activity that is specified for that part of the whole duration of the animation. the @keyframes property is given to each animation according to the name of that animation. It allows you to run the animation infinitely as well.
Here, is a simple CSS block that explains the usage of @keyframes:
Example: Usage of @keyframes in a background-color change.
Note: While using @keyframes, there are some guidelines that are set in place for you to create a smooth and working animation. Guidelines such as, make sure you make the transitions smooth and specify when the style change will happen in percent or with the keywords “from” and “to”, which is the same as 0% and 100%. 0% is when the animation is going to start, 100% is when the animation is completed. For the best browser support, i.e. to make sure the animation is supported in all browsers throughout the internet, be sure to always define both the 0% and the 100% selectors.
The animation for the charging of a battery is important, as it helps you to understand just how the @keyframes property will help you to time your animation in perfect intervals and hence help make the transitions smooth. The charging of the battery is used to explain how you can set various animations within the given time-period by specifying the percentage of division, exactly how in the example the battery charges from 0-25% then from 25-50% and so on.
Attention reader! Don’t stop learning now. Get hold of all the important HTML concepts with the Web Design for Beginners | HTML course.