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daniel_pan

Question cssruleplugin get pseudo-elements

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Hi, everyone.

 

I read the spec and know that I can tween the css pseudo-elements (':before', ':after') using 

CSSRulePlugin.getRule

 

What if I have several elements with the same class name and all of them have pseudo-elements and I want to tween them individually? Is this possible?

 

I tried the CSSRulePlugin.getRule function, and the tween would change all the elements' pseudo-elements.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hello daniel_pan, And welcome to the GreenSock Forum!

 

Do you have an example of the code you were trying, and the CSS selector being used?

 

In CSS if you just target using :before or :after, and it is a general CSS selector rule. It will target all :before or :after elements, or in this case the generated content in the DOM.

 

You would need to be more specific in your CSS selector rule, either by using a class, id or tag along with the pseudo-element. Which has to do with general CSS relating to CSS Specificity and what exactly you are directly targeting in the DOM with your CSS selector.

 

Resources:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/Specificity

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/Specificity#directly-targeted-elements

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/CSS/Getting_started/Selectors

 

Also a codepen example of what your trying would be a big help so we can see your code in context. here is a video tut on how to create a codepen example

 

 

Also keep in mind that with GSAP to animate pseudo-elements you must use the old syntax of single colon ( : ) and not the new double colon ( :: ) for pseudo-elements in the CSS3 spec.

 

Thanks :)

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