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Combining animations and transitions

Combining animations and transitions in CSS allows you to create more complex and dynamic effects on your web pages. Animations are typically used to create more complex motion effects, while transitions are used for simpler, smoother changes. Here's an explanation of how to combine animations and transitions in CSS, along with some examples:

Using Keyframes for Animations

In CSS, you can use keyframes to create animations that define how an element should move or change over time. For example:

@keyframes slide {
  from {
    transform: translateX(-100%);
  }
  to {
    transform: translateX(0);
  }
}

div {
  animation: slide 1s forwards;
}

This animation uses the `@keyframes` rule to define the `slide` animation, which moves the element from left to right. The `animation` property is then used to apply the animation to the `div` element with a duration of 1 second and a direction of `forwards`.

Combining Animations and Transitions

You can combine animations and transitions in CSS to create more complex effects. For example, you can use a transition to smoothly change the background color of an element, while simultaneously animating its position:

@keyframes slide {
  from {
    transform: translateX(-100%);
  }
  to {
    transform: translateX(0);
  }
}

div {
  animation: slide 1s forwards;
  transition: background-color 0.5s;
}

div:hover {
  background-color: blue;
}

In this example, the `div` element has an animation applied to it that slides it into view over a duration of 1 second. At the same time, a transition is applied to the `background-color` property of the element with a duration of 0.5 seconds. When the element is hovered over, its background color smoothly transitions to blue.

By combining animations and transitions in CSS, you can create more dynamic and engaging effects on your web pages. By using keyframes to define more complex animations, and transitions to smooth out simpler changes, you can create a wide variety of effects to enhance the user experience.

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