It is a common belief that CSS animation is that only way to animate on the web. This myth has forced many web developers to abandon JavaScript-based animations altogether; thus, forcing themselves to manage complex UI interaction within style sheets, regretting the beautiful motion physics that can only be possible with JavaScript and neglecting support for Internet Explorer 8 and 9.


However, the truth is, JavaScript animations are often as fast as CSS-based animations and sometimes, even faster. In this post, we’ll smash some myths that JavaScript isn’t good for animation using real-world animation examples.

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