Animating your SVG logo or signature that has variable stroke width using CSS/LESS

We all knew that by using SVG and CSS keyframes animation, we can easily make simple lines and curves neatly appear to be written, as though a person is writing it (check out this awesome tutorial by Ian Yates if you are unfamiliar with it).

However, what if we want to animate our logos or signatures that are more than just simple curves with fixed stroke width? How could we animate complex logos like Coca-Cola or beautiful calligraphy? Turns out it’s not that hard, we simply have to animate each path using the dash-offset technique while clipping it with the original shape.

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Which Elk Should Die?

A painting of a group of elks

It’s autumn 1951. In the forest of the Grand Teton National Park, an aged elk was lying on the ground. It was a peaceful afternoon, but looking at the beauty around her, she couldn’t help but let out a sigh. In the past sixteen years, she had witnessed an explosion in the elk population. The elk species seemed to be thriving and growing. However, she knew that the end was near. If things continued like this, in a decade or a century, there would be no elk left on this land.

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Which Wolf Do You Feed?

The drawing of a lone wolf

Many people know that the gray wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were once extirpated in the 1920s. Without the reintroduction in 1995, we would never be able to see this beautiful and majestic animal here. Some think that the hunters and their unethical hunting practice during the 1910s should be fully responsible for the extirpation of wolves in the 1920s. However, the truth might not be so simple.

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「鬼哭狼嚎」

The drawing of a lone wolf

很多人都知道大黄石生态系统的狼曾在1920年代被赶尽杀绝,直到1995年才重新将其引入,方才让我们现在有机会目睹这一美丽而威严的野生动物。但大部分人都将1920年代狼的消逝完全怪罪于1910年代的那群猎人,和他们在现在看来完全不道德的猎杀行为上。但殊不知,事实远没有这么简单……

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