To bring a webpage to life, you may want to start an animation when the content of the page appears. For example, a text or an image fades in, or moves to certain position, or grows to a certain size, etc.
classList property of the root element, which then results in changing the style of an element.
Step by step
First, add a one-line script in the head of the document that adds the class
preparation (for instance) to the root element,
We’ll use this class to style the begin state of the animated element. It is important that the change of the class list is executed before any content is rendered, so the element is styled to the begin state of the animation before it appears on the screen.
Say we want an article to simply fade in. We set opacity to zero for the begin state:
Here is the CSS for the end state and the transition:
We just need to remove the class
preparation from the
html tag, and the show begins!
The same is true if the
classList API is not available (IE11).
classList are available the following – somewhat simpler – approach would give the same result as above: