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The Future of Web Animation with AutoAnimate

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The Future of Web Animation with AutoAnimate

Animate your components with one line

Gapur Kassym
Level Up Coding
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3 min read23 hours ago

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Animation plays a vital role in bringing your app to life and memorable, but unfortunately, it takes time, which is frustrating.

What if I told you that you can easily animate any of your components with a single line of code? It’s right. You can do this with the AutoAnimate library.

Without further delay, let’s dive into this together.

What is AutoAnimate?

AutoAnimate is an easy-to-use, zero-config animation utility that adds smooth transitions to your web app. You can use it with React, Solid, Vue, Svelte, Angular or any other JavaScript app.

As a software engineer, you need to work on various tasks within specific deadlines. For instance, when dealing with a list, you need to add or remove an element from it. Eventually, without animation the element appears or immediately disappears, it makes our component clunky.

How we can solve it? We can use some kind of animation library, but we need to install, configure and learn how to use it. On the other hand, we can add our own CSS animation. Unfortunately this takes more time. Time for us is money.

This is where AutoAnimate library comes to play. We can animate any our components with one line of code. This is true and fantastic.

Let’s take a look at a couple of examples.

Animate a Cats List Component

I’m going to create a CatsList React component with the following code:

It will display a list of cats with names and pictures. Also We can add a new cat or remove it from the list.

CatsList without animation

If you notice, new list items are added and removed without animation.