CSS3 animation-fill-mode Property


Animate something moving from one place to another and have it stay there:

div {
    -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    animation-fill-mode: forwards;

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Definition and Usage

The animation-fill-mode property specifies a style for the element when the animation is not playing (when it is finished, or when it has a delay).

By default, CSS animations do not affect the element until the first keyframe is "played", and then stops once the last keyframe has completed. The animation-fill-mode property can override this behavior.

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.animationFillMode="forwards" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit-, -moz-, or -o- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

animation-fill-mode 4.0 -webkit- 10.0 16.0
5.0 -moz-
4.0 -webkit- 15.0 -webkit-
12.0 -o-

CSS Syntax

animation-fill-mode: none|forwards|backwards|both|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
none Default value. The animation will not apply any styles to the target element before or after it is executing
forwards After the animation ends (determined by animation-iteration-count), the animation will apply the property values for the time the animation ended
backwards The animation will apply the property values defined in the keyframe that will start the first iteration of the animation, during the period defined by animation-delay. These are either the values of the from keyframe (when animation-direction is "normal" or "alternate") or those of the to keyframe (when animation-direction is "reverse" or "alternate-reverse")
both The animation will follow the rules for both forwards and backwards. That is, it will extend the animation properties in both directions
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Animations

HTML DOM reference: animationFillMode property




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