JS: Fade a Element Using CSS Transition

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page shows you how to fade a HTML element using JavaScript by CSS transition.



Here's the HTML code:

<div id="id66259"><span style="font-size:6em">★</span></div>

<button id="b1">Fade</button>
<button id="b2">UnFade</button>

Here's the JavaScript code:

var star = document.getElementById("id66259");
star.style.opacity = 1;
star.style.transition = "opacity 1s";

var button1 = document.getElementById("b1");
var button2 = document.getElementById("b2");

function fade() {
    star.style.opacity = 0;

function unfade() {
    star.style.opacity = 1;

button1.addEventListener("click", fade , false);
button2.addEventListener("click", unfade , false);

This is done by simply setting CSS “transition” property, with changes on opacity. See: CSS: Transition Tutorial.

For pure JavaScript version without using CSS transition, see: JS: Fade a Element.

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