To enjoy most of the animations you see on the internet, you have to download the Adobe Flash Player. For some, this can be a hinderance, and if anything it leaves Adobe as the primary solution for web animation. Apple looks to be changing that, as they are going to implement animation through CSS.
They’ve already started it with mobile Safari on the iPhone. With support for the Mac OS X build of Safari soon to come. WebKit Blog made the initial find, and have already put the feature to interesting use. Of course, you’ll need to view it with your iPhone’s Safari.
This latest news has left a division in terms of whether people like it or not. For designers, it is a great advancement. Because you don’t have to implement Flash in order to bring animation to your site. For users it leaves a more mixed reaction. While some see it as an advancement, others wonder what this means in terms of having options to not view site animations. Some people just don’t care whether a site makes cool little movements or not. Hopefully, these questions will be answered as more information is released.
What are you thoughts about this? Are you liking that site animations are being expanded upon through CSS? Or could you care less about animations, and just visit sites for the content?