A Very Brief History of GreenSock Animation

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GreenSock Animation (GSAP) is a JavaScript based tool-set that allows developers to create beautiful and complicated web animations. GSAP is the descendant child of a flash-based framework that was converted into Javascript to allow for maximum compatibility between desktop and mobile devices. One of the distinguishing features that sets GSAP apart from it’s competitors is it’s ability to organize complex animation sequences into bit-sized scenes held together within a timeline. Timelines become essential for web developers who want to create complex web animation as Timelines allow developers to divide large and often complex scenes into small, manageable snippets of code that are easy to understand, interpret and debug. If you’ve ever tried to create web animations using pure CSS you’ll quickly discover the complexity behind making fine adjustments. To overcome this complexity GSAP created a suite of tools, transformations and effects to allow developers to seemlessly edit animations from their projects. If you’ve ever been curious about web animation and don’t know where to start, I recommend you check out GSAP animation. 


 For more information on GSAP and to get started using the tool click here.


As always, if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.






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