Thomas Fuchs
Hi, I'm Thomas Fuchs. I'm the author of Zepto.js, of script.aculo.us, and I'm a Ruby on Rails core alumnus. With Amy Hoy I'm building cheerful software, like Freckle Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like Retinafy.me.
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A 50 Lines-of-Code JavaScript Animation Framework: Say Hello to Émile

November 7th, 2009

At my talk at Fronteers, I introduced Émile, a JavaScript animation framework, that’s framework-agnostic, and just takes up about 50 lines of code. With Gzipping, and minification, it’s well under 1k in size. Consider it experimental, but most things you’d ever need are supported, supporting IE6 and up, and modern web browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome), of course.

Here’s the source, MIT-licensed and waiting for your patches and comments!

And here’s a Presentation (4MB PDF) about the details of the implementation, also a good starting point if you want to write your own animation framework. Enjoy!

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