The Presentation of Animated Code Elements
A blog about creating fancy code animations and placement.
Welcome to the honeycode blog. This is where I share my experience with code elements such as canvas, text and images. The content may also include CSS & CSS3 elements as well. You can find all the posts here or use the search bar to find whatever you’re looking for.
The first blog post shows a technique to place an animated element on the edge of a line. This is done by using CSS variables and a variety of different techniques to achieve the desired effect.
A technique to display animated code elements with a floating effect based on writing-mode is shown in the second blog post. The floating effect can be achieved by having rotated text around an element. This can be done by using the writing-mode property with its vertical-lr value.
The third blog post shows how to create an animated bending effect with a shadow. The animation uses SVG paths to create its bending effect and CSS variables to update its values.
The fifth blog post shows how you can use CSS filters for creating blurring effects for your animated code elements that are created with SVGs.
The sixth blog post demonstrates how you can use SVG masks for creating some interesting effects for your code elements like animations
I will post information about how to create animations and other stuff in here.
For years my blog posts have been filled with static images of code elements. This is becoming a thing of the past as web browsers are evolving and becoming more compatible with CSS3. The CSS3 spec has been around for a few years now and has been slowly making it’s way into every web browser, albeit at a slow pace.
The only modern browser that doesn’t support all the required CSS3 properties is Internet Explorer 8, but in my opinion, that’s not such a big deal. IE8 only has about 5% market share and is starting to lose traction even though it’s only 2 years old.
Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will be released soon and it supports all the required CSS3 properties for animated code blocks. So far, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and IE9 are all capable of rendering animated code blocks exactly the same way.
I want to get into some of the basics on how to create these animated code blocks and how they work. I’ll also show you how to create your own!
How to display text (or code) while animating other elements
How to display large blocks of code in a simple manner
How to animate specific code lines
How to create fancy animations 🙂
How can animated code snipets be used in software development? I’m just curious.