animate.css is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.


To install via Bower, simply do the following:

$ bower install animate.css --save

or you can install via npm:

$ npm install animate.css --save

Basic Usage

1.  Include the stylesheet on your document’s  

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="animate.min.css">

Instead of installing you may use the remote version (hosted by CDNJS):

  <link rel="stylesheet"
  <!-- or -->
  <link rel="stylesheet"

You may generate a SRI hash of that particular version and then use it to ensure the file’s integrity; also you can make anonymous requests to CDN by setting the corresponding crossorigin attribute:

  <link rel="stylesheet" 
  <!-- or -->
  <link rel="stylesheet"

2.  Add the class animated to the element you want to animate. You may also want to include the class infinite for an infinite loop.

3.  Finally you need to add one of the following classes:

Class Name
bounce flash pulse rubberBand
shake headShake swing tada
wooble jello bounceIn bounceInDown
bounceInLeft bounceInRight bounceInUp bounceOut
bounceOutDown bounceOutLeft bounceOutRight bounceOutUp
fadeIn fadeInDown fadeInDownBig fadeInLeft
fadeInLeftBig fadeInRight fadeInRightBig fadeInUp
fadeInBig fadeOut fadeOutDown fadeOutDownBig
fadeOutLeft fadeOutLeftBig fadeOutRight fadeOutRightBig
fadeOutUp fadeOutUpBig flipInX flipInY
flipOutX flipOutY lightSpeedIn lightSpeedOut
rotateIn rotateDownLeft rotateDownRight rotateInUpLeft
rotateInUpRight rotateOut rotateOutDownLeft rotateOutDownRight
rotateOutUpLeft rotateOutUpRight hinge jackInTheBox
rollIn rollOut zoomIn zoomInDown
zoomInLeft zoomInRight zoomInUp zoomOut
zoomOutDown zoomOutLeft zoomOutRight zoomOutUp
slideInDown slideInLeft slideInRight slideInUp
slideOutDown slideOutLeft slideOutRight slideOutUp

Full example:

<h1 class="animated infinite bounce">Example</h1>

Check out all the animations here!


To use animate.css in your website, simply drop the stylesheet into your document’s  , and add the class animated to an element, along with any of the animation names. That’s it! You’ve got a CSS animated element. Super!

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="animate.min.css">

or use the version hosted by CDNJS

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="">

You can do a whole bunch of other stuff with animate.css when you combine it with jQuery or add your own CSS rules. Dynamically add animations using jQuery with ease:

$('#yourElement').addClass('animated bounceOutLeft');

You can also detect when an animation ends:

$('#yourElement').one('webkitAnimationEnd mozAnimationEnd MSAnimationEnd oanimationend animationend', doSomething);

Note: is used when you want to execute the event handler at most once. More information here.

You can also extend jQuery to add a function that does it all for you:

    animateCss: function (animationName, callback) {
        var animationEnd = 'webkitAnimationEnd mozAnimationEnd MSAnimationEnd oanimationend animationend';
        this.addClass('animated ' + animationName).one(animationEnd, function() {
            $(this).removeClass('animated ' + animationName);
            if (callback) {
        return this;

And use it like this:

$('#yourElement').animateCss('bounce', function () {
  // Do somthing after animation

You can change the duration of your animations, add a delay or change the number of times that it plays:

#yourElement {
  -vendor-animation-duration: 3s;
  -vendor-animation-delay: 2s;
  -vendor-animation-iteration-count: infinite;

Note: be sure to replace “vendor" in the CSS with the applicable vendor prefixes (webkit, moz, etc)

Custom Builds

Animate.css is powered by gulp.js, and you can create custom builds pretty easily. First of all, you’ll need Gulp and all other dependencies:

"attention_seekers": {
  "bounce": true,
  "flash": false,
  "pulse": false,
  "shake": true,
  "headShake": true,
  "swing": true,
  "tada": true,
  "wobble": true,


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