Gaining Control with the Web Animations API

A presentation at ThunderPlains in in Oklahoma City, OK, USA by Dan Wilson

We’ve enjoyed CSS transitions and animations for several years, with their broad support and ability to get key performance gains. Now the Web Animations API is here and growing, so what does this let us do through JavaScript?

Through several examples, we will take a look at how this new JavaScript API came to be and how it compares to the alternate ways to animate on the web. We will work through its added benefits like timelines, controls, and its dynamic nature in addition to detailing what is available today and coming soon.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.


The following code examples from the presentation can be tried out live.