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Meteor is still in it’s infancy. There’s a good chance you’ll want to do something it is not mature enough to achieve right now. What’s a poor developer to do? When you can’t roll your own solution, you could consider using an external service that talks to your meteor server to get things done. In this article I’ll describe a couple of ways we did this to augment League, our sport-management application.

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Update: I’ve released my reactive router and the (complete) transitioner class. Enjoy!

Note: dear readers from the future!: at the time of writing the released meteor version is 0.3.7; as Meteor is a rapidly changing framework, it is likely this post is out of date!

I’d like to briefly walk through the process that we used to implement page->page transitions in the League project [1].

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  1. currently in alpha testing at http://beta.getleague.com; check it out if you like but please be kind []

Note: dear readers from the future! at the time of writing the released meteor version is 0.3.7; as Meteor is a rapidly changing framework, it is likely this post is out of date!

UPDATE: David Greenspan posted some detailed info about the heuristics that meteor uses to update DOM nodes. The important takeaway: you can achieve animations the ‘meteor way’ if you set an id on your DOM nodes (or a name on form elements). More details below.

A common question that people have as they begin to use Meteor for developing a javascript application is how to implement animations. This isn’t surprising as the example applications don’t really use them and the docs make no mention of it. Yet for a client-side responsive JS app, animating JS changes makes a lot of sense.
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