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John Faulds

waits for MBP fan to slow back down

Didn’t have any problem on mine although the space animation loaded up quite jerkily.

Um, what’s the point of using some CSS tricks that less than 8% of users can see/use?

It’s this sort of attitude which I believe will save these sorts of techniques reaching the same level of abuse as animated GIFs and marquee and blink tags. The people likely to abuse such techniques will probably be disappointed that it doesn’t work properly in IE and not bother.

I see the benefit lying in giving the user some highly visual feedback when they interact with specific page elements.

It’s this aspect which makes me wonder whether animations belong in CSS or whether they should be restricted to javascript. CSS is for presentation but javascript is for behaviour. Providing visual feedback to user interaction is behaviour.