EffectTiming.delay

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The EffectTiming dictionary's delay property in the Web Animations API represents the number of milliseconds to delay the start of the animation.

Element.animate(), KeyframeEffectReadOnly(), and KeyframeEffect() all accept an object of timing properties including delay. The value of delay corresponds directly to EffectTiming.delay in timing objects returned by AnimationEffectReadOnly, KeyframeEffectReadOnly, and KeyframeEffect.

Syntax

var timingProperties = {
  delay: delayInMilliseconds
};

timingProperties.delay = delayInMilliseconds;

Value

A number specifying the delay, in milliseconds, from the start of the animation's play cycle to the beginning of its active interval (the time index at which actual animation begins). Defaults to 0.

Examples

In the Pool of Tears example, each tear is passed a random delay via its timing object:

// Randomizer function
var getRandomMsRange = function(min, max) {
  return Math.random() * (max - min) + min;
}

// Loop through each tear
tears.forEach(function(el) {  

  // Animate each tear
  el.animate(
    tearsFalling, 
    {
      delay: getRandomMsRange(-1000, 1000), // randomized for each tear
      duration: getRandomMsRange(2000, 6000), // randomized for each tear
      iterations: Infinity,
      easing: "cubic-bezier(0.6, 0.04, 0.98, 0.335)"
    });
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Animations
The definition of 'delay' in that specification.
Working Draft Editor's draft.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
delay
Experimental
Chrome Full support 52Edge Full support ≤79Firefox Full support 63IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support 52Chrome Android Full support 52Firefox Android Full support 63Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

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See also