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Let’s Play With Hardware-Accelerated CSS

If you’re a developer of mobile Web apps, then you’ve heard this before: Native apps perform better than Web apps. But what does “perform better” mean? In the context above, performance is usually about measurable aspects such as loading time and responsiveness to user interaction. But more often than not, statements about performance lie within the realm of animations and transitions and how smooth they are.

Let's Play With Hardware-Accelerated CSS

We humans tend to perceive a transition as being “smooth” when the number of frames per second (FPS) drawn on the screen is above a certain cognitive threshold — about 30 or so, arguably.

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