CSS3 and time:animate sliding information panels

8th September 2010

For IE5.5, IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, Flock and SeaMonkey

Paul Cézanne



The French painter who exhibited little in his lifetime and pursued his interests increasingly in artistic isolation, is regarded today as one of the great forerunners of modern painting.

Henri Matisse



Initially planned a career as a lawyer. However, he began to paint after an acute attack of appendicitis and then proceeded to become a leader in many art circles.

William Turner



This English painter was one of the greatest romantic interpreters of nature in the history of Western art and is still unrivaled in the virtuosity of his painting of light.

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Just when you think that you have seen it all along comes another little know feature of Internet Explorer, 'time animation'. With this you have a little control over the animation of various element styles and in this demo I have used this method to animate the slide down/up of the information panels in the same way that transitions are used in CSS3.

So if you have IE5.5, IE6, IE7, IE8, Safari, Chrome or Opera you will see the panels slide down and up when hovering the top blue bar. Firefox users will have to wait until the release of v4 before thay see this smooth slide action.


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