If you're using a fourth-generation browser, you can't miss the animated images on this page. Watch them move around simultaneously, in straight lines and circles. In this column we'll show you how to animate elements on a page.
But that's not it. This is only the first in a series of two columns dealing with animations. In this column we'll discuss the animation "engine," as well as two basic paths -- the straight line and the circle. In the next episode we'll cover ellipses, sine curves, and much more, including useful bakward compatible implementations. In this column you'll learn:
- How to create an animation object.
- How to retrieve the element's
- How to set the element's visibility.
- How to move the element to a specified position.
- How to slide the element.
- How to move the element in a circular path.
- How to animate the element.
- How to define the animated elements and the animations.
Created: April 21, 1998
Revised: April 21, 1998