CSS3 Experiment: A departure board effect in JavaScript/CSS3
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departure-board

Departure board is a JavaScript/CSS3 implementation of a rail station departure board. It was created as an experiment to see how browsers handle many transitions simultaneously.

The conclusion was: not great. At the time of posting, I'm getting the following results on my Mac...

  • WebKit - Inconsistent. Sometimes runs smoothy, but most of the time it's jumpy and the whole document often flashes.
  • Firefox - Had the smoothest results, but it looks like it is achieving this by ignoring some transitions when there are too many at once.
  • Opera - Handled the transitions in much the same way as Firefox, except the text appeared blotchy during the transform.
  • IE - Untested.

See the example in action at: http://paulcuth.me.uk/departure-board

Acknowledgements

The CSS styling that is used in this project is heavily based on Jakub Hampl's great article "Designing a departures board with CSS3".

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Paul Cuthbertson <github@paulcuth.me.uk>

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