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A JavaScript library for animating elements between states

Based on animation code of SortableJS

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$ npm install --save animatum


import Animatum from 'animatum';


import Animatum from 'animatum';

let container = document.getElementById('container');
let animatum = new Animatum(container);

// Save the "before state"

// Reverse the order of the elements

// Animate from the "before state" to the new state


new Animatum(container: HTMLElement[]|HTMLElement, options: Object): Animatum To use Animatum you must first create an instance of Animatum on the container(s) whose children you want to animate. An optional options object object may also be passed to set the global options.

animatum.captureAllStates(options: Object) Used to capture the animation states of all the children of the container(s). This should be done immediatly before the DOM change that you want to animate takes place. An optional options object object may be passed to overwrite the global options.

animatum.animateAll(options: Object) Used to animate from the captured animation states of all the children in the container(s) to their new state. This should be done after the DOM changes you want to animate have taken place. An optional options object object may be passed to overwrite the global options.

animatum.addState(state: AnimationState) Used to add a custom animation state to the captured animation states. If there is an already a state captured for the element, this added state will overwrite it. Refer to the AnimationState definition.

animatum.removeState(element: HTMLElement) Used to remove an animation state of the specified element from the captured animation states.


duration {Number} The duration, in milliseconds, of the animation. Default: 150

easing {String} A string specifying the easing that should be applied to the animation. See for examples. Default: "ease"

ignore {Function|String} Function or CSS selector of element(s) that should be ignored during this action or all actions. If set to a function, the first argument will be the element, and returning true will make the element be ignored. Default: function() { return false; }


An AnimationState is an object specification that Animatum uses to track the captured animation states of elements. In order to add an animation state using the addState method, the object you pass in must contain the following properties.

element {HTMLElement} The element that this state is for

rect {DOMRect} The DOMRect (or object with DOMRect properties) of the element, that will serve as the captured position of the element.


npm i animatum

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