I Did My First #CodePenChallenge

angelyoung24 profile image Angel Young ・2 min read

While I am so sure the instructions wanted me to do it with mostly JavaScript, I opted to use CSS animation and the Document Object Model (DOM). This is because I feel I haven't been practicing enough CSS animations as I want and haven't used the DOM to activate CSS animation.

As shown below, I want the animation to zoom out towards you. I used keyframes for this. Within the keyframes, I had the font-size go from 0px at 0% to 120px at 75% back down to 0px at 0%.

For the DOM, I used this code:

document.getElementById("hello-world").style.animation =
"fontzoom 20s infinite";

This is just a way for me to implement JavaScript in the project. In CSS, I was taught to activate the animation below the keyframes like this (this might be wrong as I am still learning):

#hello-world { animation: fontzoom 20s infinite }

As you can see, it's essentially the same thing except you have to use dot notation rather than calling it like you would in CSS.

From a design standpoint, I decided to use the colors green and aqua to represent water and grass since I have been feeling particularly shut-in during the pandemic. The font is Merienda from Google Fonts. I wasn't going to use a script font but decided at the end since it looks nicer. I added a text-shadow of a different shade of blue...which is blue. Finally, media queries have been added for responsiveness at max-width of 750px and 500px.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.

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My name is Angel. I am a front end developer/designer in the Philadelphia area. www.angelyoung.design


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