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An ebook for iPad and OS X, designed to help you learn CSS transitions and animations through interactive examples
1,020 backers pledged $20,544 to help bring this project to life.

60 hours to go!

Posted by Vicki Murley (Creator)

You know the end is near when Kickstarter starts reporting your "time to go" in hours instead of days! With just a little over 2 days left, there are some important points to recap and new developments to share.

To summarize:

  • Stretch Goal #1: Nailed it! 
  • Stretch Goal #2: Within striking distance… 
  • Plus: A New Reward

Stretch Goal #1 

First off, Stretch Goal #1 of $15K was reached last Friday, which means that the book will be made available on additional platforms and distributed in more countries. At more than 200% of the initial funding goal, I think this is incredible. I thought I was setting a pretty conservative initial goal, but I definitely didn't anticipate this level of support. Thanks to everyone who has helped the project reach this milestone!

Stretch Goal #2 

Possibly even more incredible is that, at $2,892 away (as of this update), the second stretch goal of $20K is within striking distance. The funds raised for Stretch Goal #2 will go toward accessibility improvements (such as better interaction with screen readers, and closed captioned video) in both the Transforms book and the Animation book. Word of mouth has been a surprisingly effective form of marketing for this Kickstarter; with a few days left I'd ask you to simply spread the word in your Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and blogs. The most popular rewards for this Kickstarter are $10-$15, so it takes a decent volume of people to move the needle.

A New Reward 

I've decided to offer a new reward to in these final days to help reach the second stretch goal, and to facilitate more face-to-face interactions with people who care about web technologies: get a copy of the book, a t-shirt, a poster, a thank you by name in the book, and an invite to the book release party for you and a guest for $100. 10 of these rewards are available today, and current backers are the first to know about this new reward. It's marked with the text "Reward added 2/26" to make it easier to find. The party will fall on a Friday in late April in San Francisco, and plenty of interesting people will be there!

Again, thanks so much for your support on this project!

Simon Kramme, Wayne Montague, and 2 more people like this update.


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