February 23, 2024

26 Free Animation Tutorials for Web Developers

The phrase “animation” extends far beyond the shenanigans of Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote. Animation was originally used for cartoons and video production but over time has found its way onto the web.

Old school web animation relied solely on JavaScript or VBScript. Modern CSS3 allows developers to use a mix of JS/CSS animation, or in many cases just pure CSS. Techniques for web animation have improved along with the animation effects themselves.

But with so much information available it can be difficult to consistently improve your knowledge. The following tutorials place a focus on all styles of web animation from JS to CSS and even SVG. With just a little practice these tutorials can bring your animation skillset from novice to intermediate and beyond.

Input Effects

text field input animations

Notification Styles

animation notification boxes css3

Motion Blur Effect

motion blur effect svg

Jump Loader

jump loader svg animation

Click Impulse

click impulse animation effect

Animated Text Fills

text fill animation effect

Snap.svg Icons

svg animation icons howto tutorial

Wobbly Slideshow

wobbly slideshow effect

Checkboxes & Radios

checkbox radio buttons svg

Animated Web Banners

animated web banners effects

Motion Basics

web motion basic effects

Dialog Window

modal window dialog animation

Page Preloading

page preloading effect tutorial

Elastic Elements

elastic navigation menu svg

Timed Notifications

timed notifications css animation

Page Loading Effects

animated page load css

Responsive Transitions

responsive layout animated transitions

Parallax Slider

animated parallax content slider

Sliding YouTube Menu

sliding youtube menu effect css3

Circular Navigation

circular navigation transforms

Creative Loading Effects

creative loading animation effects

Trampoline Effect

trampoline effect tutorial css

CSS Loading

css3 loading animation circle effect

Text Sequence

text sequence animation effect

Multiple Page Transitions

various page transition effects

Animated Infographic

animated infographic css svg

Jake is a creative writer and UI designer by trade. You can follow him on twitter @jakerocheleau or learn more at his personal website JakeRocheleau.com.

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