Clipping and masking is a feature of SVG that has the ability to fully or partially hide portions of an object through the use of simple or complex shapes. Over the years many developers have taken these abilities and pushed them in various directions. In this article we’ll take a look at some advanced methods along with demos that showcase clipping and masking to great effect. Let’s get started!

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The “Intersection Observer” provides a way to asynchronously observe changes in the intersection (overlapping) of elements. This can be in relation to other elements, or the viewport. In this article we’ll take a look at a few demos and discuss the relevance that Intersection Observer will play in the future for web developers. I’ll also share code examples to help get you started for those late night experimentation sessions. Let’s dive in!

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Full timeline control, import & export JSON, inspect animations, intuitive interface, live editing, easy to understand  API, aimed at speed, and realtime feedback: all the things you could ever want in a graphical user interface when creating and managing web animations. In this article we’ll take a look at the newest tool available for web animators called Spirit by Patrick Brouwer. We’ll learn how it can change the way you create animations on the web. Let’s animate!

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Web fonts helped to breathe life into designs, helping us avoid the system defaults so widely used during the early days of web design. With so many options available today, we as have plenty of tricks up our sleeves in order to serve and style custom fonts. Level 4 of the CSS Fonts Module outlines more intriguing options you will love, including some exciting properties such as font-min/max-size. This article won’t uncover every last crumb of level 4, but will highlight the interesting parts still in their infancy. The adventure starts now!

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GreenSock is and has long been one of my favorite libraries on the planet when it comes to SVG and other complex web animations. For this article I’m pleased to present a wonderful addition to the GSAP platform titled “GSDevTools”. This is a collection of tools that will certainly excite many GreenSock users who need an interface to interact with their GreenSock code. Let’s take a deeper look at this wonderful new feature by our friends Jack and Carl at GreenSock.

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With motion on the rise amongst web developers so too are the tools that help to streamline its creation. Haiku is a stand-alone application available to Mac users and also available as an in-browser option. By its own description “Design imaginative UI components that snap into any web app. Code optional.” In this article we’ll look over this new tooling available to motion lovers of all kinds; let’s dive in and explore all that is Haiku!

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CSS selectors have progressed massively over the years, giving developers far more power for targeting specific bits on their pages. The examples in this article are part of the CSS Selectors Level 4 specification. Let’s dive in and investigate seven of these intriguing selectors, some of which I guarantee you’ve yet to use in practice!

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