Just-add-water (s)CSS animation. A sass port of Animate.css

Usage no npm install needed!

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Just-add-water (s)CSS animation. A sass port of Animate.css

animate.scss is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.


Install via npm:

$ npm i @chancedigital/animate.scss

or yarn:

$ yarn add @chancedigital/animate.scss


To use animate.scss in your website, you can either 1) simply drop the compiled stylesheet into your document's <head>, or you can import the sass files into your project directly. From there you can add the class animated to an element, along with any of the animation names. That's it! You've got a CSS animated element. Super!

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="animate.min.css">

If you are importing sass directly, you have two options. You can pull in the package as a whole -- including all animations -- by importing animate.scss from the package root:

@import '~@chancedigital/animate.scss/animate';

...or you can pull in animations (or animation groups) as you need them. Using this option, you'll also need to import the settings and classes files independently:

@import '~@chancedigital/animate.scss/source/settings'; // settings first!
@import '~@chancedigital/animate.scss/source/flippers'; // animation group!
@import '~@chancedigital/animate.scss/source/lightspeed/lightSpeedIn'; // individual animation!
@import '~@chancedigital/animate.scss/source/classes'; // classes!


To animate an element, add the class animated to an element. You can include the class infinite for an infinite loop. Finally you need to add one of the following classes to the element:

Class Name
bounce flash pulse rubberBand
shake headShake swing tada
wobble jello bounceIn bounceInDown
bounceInLeft bounceInRight bounceInUp bounceOut
bounceOutDown bounceOutLeft bounceOutRight bounceOutUp
fadeIn fadeInDown fadeInDownBig fadeInLeft
fadeInLeftBig fadeInRight fadeInRightBig fadeInUp
fadeInUpBig fadeOut fadeOutDown fadeOutDownBig
fadeOutLeft fadeOutLeftBig fadeOutRight fadeOutRightBig
fadeOutUp fadeOutUpBig flipInX flipInY
flipOutX flipOutY lightSpeedIn lightSpeedOut
rotateIn rotateInDownLeft rotateInDownRight rotateInUpLeft
rotateInUpRight rotateOut rotateOutDownLeft rotateOutDownRight
rotateOutUpLeft rotateOutUpRight hinge jackInTheBox
rollIn rollOut zoomIn zoomInDown
zoomInLeft zoomInRight zoomInUp zoomOut
zoomOutDown zoomOutLeft zoomOutRight zoomOutUp
slideInDown slideInLeft slideInRight slideInUp
slideOutDown slideOutLeft slideOutRight slideOutUp

Full example:

<h1 class="animated infinite bounce delay-2s">Example</h1>

It's possible to change the duration of your animations, add a delay or change the number of times that it plays:

.yourElement {
  animation-duration: 3s;
  animation-delay: 2s;
  animation-iteration-count: infinite;

Usage with jQuery

You can do a whole bunch of other stuff with animate.scss when you combine it with jQuery. A simple example:

$('#yourElement').addClass('animated bounceOutLeft');

You can also detect when an animation ends:

// See https://github.com/daneden/animate.scss/issues/644
var animationEnd = (function(el) {
  var animations = {
    animation: 'animationend',
    OAnimation: 'oAnimationEnd',
    MozAnimation: 'mozAnimationEnd',
    WebkitAnimation: 'webkitAnimationEnd',

  for (var t in animations) {
    if (el.style[t] !== undefined) {
      return animations[t];

$('#yourElement').one(animationEnd, doSomething);

View a video tutorial on how to use Animate.scss with jQuery here.

Note: jQuery.one() is used when you want to execute the event handler at most once. More information here.

It's possible to extend jQuery and add a function that does it all for you:

  animateCss: function(animationName, callback) {
    var animationEnd = (function(el) {
      var animations = {
        animation: 'animationend',
        OAnimation: 'oAnimationEnd',
        MozAnimation: 'mozAnimationEnd',
        WebkitAnimation: 'webkitAnimationEnd',

      for (var t in animations) {
        if (el.style[t] !== undefined) {
          return animations[t];

    this.addClass('animated ' + animationName).one(animationEnd, function() {
      $(this).removeClass('animated ' + animationName);

      if (typeof callback === 'function') callback();

    return this;

And use it like this:

$('#yourElement').animateCss('bounce', function() {
  // Do something after animation

Setting Delay and Speed

Delay Class

It's possible to add delays directly on the element's class attribute, just like this:

<div class="animated bounce delay-2s">Example</div>

These class names are generated by the $animate-scss-second-delays list variable. You can override this variable to create classes for your own needs as such:

$animate-scss-second-delays: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; // go on to your heart's content!
List Item Class Name Delay Time
2 delay-2s 2s
3 delay-3s 3s
4 delay-4s 4s
5 delay-5s 5s

Speed Classes

These class names are generated by the $animate-scss-durations map variable. It's possible to control the speed of the animation by adding these classes, as a sample below:

<div class="animated bounce faster">Example</div>

You can override these values by creating your own map -- and even add custom speeds -- as demonstrated below:

$animate-scss-durations: (
  fast: 800ms,
  faster: 500ms,
  fassssssssssst: 200ms,
  // custom speed!
    slow: 2s,
  slower: 3s,
Class Name/Map Key Default Speed
slow 2s
slower 3s
fast 800ms
faster 500ms

Note: The animated class has a default speed of 1s. If you need custom duration, set a new value for the $animate-scss-default-duration variable.


Animate.scss supports the prefers-reduced-motion media query so that users with motion sensitivity can opt out of animations. On supported platforms (currently only OSX Safari and iOS Safari), users can select "reduce motion" on their operating system preferences and it will turn off CSS transitions for them without any further work required.


Animate.scss is licensed under the MIT license. (http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)


Pull requests are the way to go here. We only have two rules for submitting a pull request: match the naming convention (camelCase, categorised [fades, bounces, etc]) and let us see a demo of submitted animations in a pen. That last one is important.