Animations have two key components: a style describing the CSS animation and a set of keyframes that indicate the start and end states of the animation’s style (as well as possible intermediate waypoints along the way).

There are a lot of advantages to CSS animations over traditional script-driven animation techniques. It runs animations quite well, even under moderate system load. Unless they’re well-made, simple animations often perform poorly in JavaScript. The rendering engine can use frame-skipping and other techniques for a smooth performance; and letting the browser control the animation sequence allows the browser to optimize performance and efficiency by, for example, minimizing the frequency of updates in animations running in tabs that currently aren’t visible.

In this article, we’re going to highlight some CSS animation tools that could help you create your own CSS animations painlessly. We hope you’d find these tools handy and help you start creating and experimenting with CSS to make your website visually stunning.

Enjoy!

Animo.js

Animo.js

Animo.js is a handy and powerful tool that handles all kinds of CSS animations, stack animations, cross-browser blurring, set callbacks on animation, and more. Make magic with this amazing animation tool today!

Tridiv

Tridiv

This free-to-use web app is perfect for easily creating 3D CSS shapes. By using this app, you can insert 4 different shapes (pyramid, prism, cube, cylinder) and resize or rotate them. The editor interface displays all views (front, top, side) simultaneously, and it’s possible to use any number of shapes. You can style the shape’s color, opacity and background image, and previewing the work is just a click away. Once completed, the app generates the HTML-CSS, and a ‘Save’ button can store it on localStorage.

Spin Kit

Spin Kit

Spin Kit is a collection of amazing loading spinners animated with CSS. It uses CSS animations for creating beautiful and easy-to-customize animations. It aims to offer a solution that works in every browser. If you’re supporting browsers that haven’t implemented the CSS animation property (i.e. Internet Explorer 9 and below), you’ll want to detect support for the animation property, and implement a fallback.

Sencha Animator

Sencha Animator

Sencha Animator is a desktop application that enables you to create CSS3 animations for touch screen mobile devices and webkit browsers. It helps you create animated text, images, design buttons with gradients and embed analytics, among others.

Magic CSS3 Animation

Magic CSS3 Animation

This is a collection of awesome CSS3 animations with special effects that you can freely use for your web projects. Simply include the CSS style, magic.css, or include the minified version, magic.min.css.

Keyframer

Keyframer

Keyframer is a handy tool that helps you create CSS animations without too much effort. Using this tool is quite easy – simply click the timeline to add a keyframe, then click the circle button to add your animation’s CSS, or the X button to delete the current keyframe. Try it out today!

Animate.css

Animate-css

This collection of cool, fun and cross-browser compatible animations are perfect for your web projects. It’s great for emphasis, homepages, sliders, and general just-add-water awesomeness. To use it on your website, just drop the stylesheet into your document’s head, and add the class animated to an element, along with any of the animation names.

Magic

Magic

Magic is a stylesheet that comes with a lot of cool CSS effects – and more will be added soon! The effects are collected under several categories (magic, perspective, rotate, bling, slide, static, etc.), and all of the effects are quite attractive. Each of them has their own classes and the easiest way to use them is by adding/removing these classes to the targeted elements via JavaScript.

Textillate.js

Textillate-js

This simple plugin for CSS3 text animations combines some amazing libraries to provide an easy-to-use tool for applying CSS3 animations to any text. Just include Textillate.js and its dependencies in your web project and start creating unique effects. The plugin is built on top of the simple yet powerful Animate.css and Lettering.js libraries.

CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet

CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet

The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is a collection of preset, plug-and-play animations for your web projects. All you have to do is to add the stylesheet to your website and apply the premade CSS classes to the elements you want animated. It uses CSS3 @keyframes and works on all the latest browsers.

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