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CSS3 animation-duration Property

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Description

The animation-duration CSS property specifies the number of seconds (s) or milliseconds (ms) an animation should take to complete one cycle.

The following table summarizes the usages context and the version history of this property.

Default value: 0s
Applies to: All elements, ::before and ::after pseudo-elements
Inherited: No
Animatable: No. See animatable properties.
Version: New in CSS3

Syntax

The syntax of the property is given with:

animation-duration: 
time | initial | inherit

The example below shows the animation-duration property in action.

  • .box {
  •     width: 50px;
  •     height: 50px;
  •     background: red;
  •     position: relative;
  •     /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
  •     -webkit-animation-name: moveit;
  •     -webkit-animation-duration: 2s;
  •     /* Standard syntax */
  •     animation-name: moveit;
  •     animation-duration: 2s;
  • }
  •  
  • /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
  • @-webkit-keyframes moveit {
  •     from {left: 0;}
  •     to {left: 50%;}
  • }
  •  
  • /* Standard syntax */
  • @keyframes moveit {
  •     from {left: 0;}
  •     to {left: 50%;}
  • }

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
time Specifies the duration that an animation should take to complete one cycle. The default value is 0s. Negative values are invalid.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-duration property.

Browser Compatibility

The animation-duration property is supported in all major modern browsers.

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Basic Support—

  • Firefox 5+ -moz-, 15+
  • Google Chrome 4+ -webkit-
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Apple Safari 4+ -webkit-
  • Opera 12+ -o-, 15+ -webkit-

Further Reading

See tutorial on: CSS3 Animations.

Related properties and at-rules: animation, animation-name, animation-duration, animation-timing-function, animation-iteration-count, animation-duration, animation-fill-mode, animation-play-state, @keyframes.

 
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