The goal of this group is to create a specification that defines methods to write rates of change into a webpage. I am aware that there exist a couple of methods currently defined by the W3C that define similar functionality, but they implement interim states between static values instead of inherent change, as well as other problems. I think that a better specification can be written to define movement and change within the markup and stylesheets. My goals for the specification are:
- To define as little new behavior as possible. Any advice or specifications resulting from this group will conform as closely as possible to CSS's syntax.
- To create as intuitive a specification as possible. Any method defined by the group should be easily understood by a developer new to CSS. It should not be overly complicated.
- To require minimal scripting. While code can be used to create animation and change, minimal scripting generally results in shorter, simpler and more readable markup.
- To allow granular control. Rates should be able to be controlled and changed when the author requires.
These are my ideas, but I am very open to any differing opinions. The group should be as open to ideas as possible; please tell me if you have any advice or disagreements with regard to this post. As well, part of the group's goals are to complete a specification, and it will therefore require people to write one. Does anyone wish to volunteer as a specification author? Does anyone have specification writing experience? Thanks for your interest in the CSS Rates and Velocities Community Group, and I encourage your participation and discussion within it.