- Web : http://bonsaiis.orQ
- Price : Free
Filling the vacancy left by the departure of Flash
Animation isn’t necessarily about bells and whistles: very often it comes down to usability. Bonsai has this in its favor: you simply declare new objects, add them to the stage, and apply animation to them. Keyframes, fonts, media import: it’s all here and ready to use, with a very intuitive set of API calls and classes. The need to tunnel messages back and forth between animation/movie context and the DOM could make things a little rickety if you want to provide broad interaction between Ul and animated content. But it’s manageable, up to a point.
- Open Source
- Some technical twiddling
- Can be slow on mobile
Verdict : Lightweight and easy to pick up; with continued development, it could become a popular choice for Flash-like content creation.