jQuery Effect - animate() Method



The animate( ) method performs a custom animation of a set of CSS properties.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.animate( params, [duration, easing, callback] );


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method

  • params − A map of CSS properties that the animation will move toward.

  • duration − This is optional parameter representing how long the animation will run.

  • easing − This is optional parameter representing which easing function to use for the transition.

  • callback − This is optional parameter representing a function to call once the animation is complete.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method −


      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {

                  width: "70%",
                  opacity: 0.4,
                  marginLeft: "0.6in",
                  fontSize: "3em", 
                  borderWidth: "10px"
               }, 1500 );
                  width: "100",
                  opacity: 1.0,
                  marginLeft: "0in",
                  fontSize: "100%", 
                  borderWidth: "1px"
               }, 1500 );
         div {background-color:#bca; width:100px; border:1px solid green;}

      <p>Click on any of the buttons</p>
      <button id = "out"> Animate Out </button>
      <button id = "in"> Animate In</button>
      <div id = "block">Hello</div>

This will produce following result −