Animation has become an important feature in modern websites. They are used for aesthetics as well as informative purposes.
They increase the interactivity of the website, thus making it more appealing. Animations also provide visual demonstrations and guides that texts fail to provide.
jQuery is mostly used to create simple animations on web pages. The functionality is very limited though.
It also features SVG animations with motion path, line drawing, and morphing animations.
GreenSock is an award-winning JS library for animating HTML5 elements. The GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP) provides industry-grade animation standards for professionals.
The elements designed with parallax.js reacts to the orientation of the device.
It reacts to the gyroscope and mouse cursor depending on the device, creating parallax effects on the elements.
Vivus.js allows you to animate SVGs so that they look drawn in real-time. There are different animation types, various timing functions, and a ‘Scenarize’ feature.
This feature allows you to script your own animations.
Particle.js is a lightweight JS library for creating particles and particle backgrounds. The particles are highly interactive and responsive. The properties of the particles can be changed depending on your needs.
The above-mentioned libraries are diverse. They may be used in the same element, but their features are different.
So, choose the ones that suit your needs and explore more features that each library has to offer.