Looking for new ways to level up in the web development world I am always looking to do things more efficiently. Along my quest for efficiency I recently ran into Gulp, a building tool that uses node js under the hood and is powered by npm, Node Package Manager. npm is a great tool to manage node packages and dependencies, kind of like rpm and yum are to Red Hat, or pacman is to Arch.
Back at the beginning of March jQuery announced that the second beta release for jQuery 2.0 was available for developers to download and test out in their development environments. After looking over the release notes listed on the jQuery blog I found a few things very interesting for the next generation of jQuery.
In this tutorial, I’m going to demonstrate how to animate a series of potential background images using the GreenSock library TimelineMax.
TimelineMax lets you setup a series of animation events called “Tweens” that act as a waypoint in your timeline to execute a designed animation at a certain time or label. Lets jump right in.