CSS3 Spin Animation

Problem

I have reviewed quite a few demos and have no idea why I can't get the CSS3 spin to function. I am using the latest stable release of Chrome.

The fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/9Ryvs/1/

The CSS:

div {
    margin: 20px;
    width: 100px; 
    height: 100px;    
    background: #f00;
    -webkit-animation-name: spin;
    -webkit-animation-duration: 40000ms;
    -webkit-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -webkit-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -moz-animation-name: spin;
    -moz-animation-duration: 40000ms;
    -moz-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -moz-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -ms-animation-name: spin;
    -ms-animation-duration: 40000ms;
    -ms-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -ms-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -o-transition: rotate(3600deg);
}

The HTML:

<div></div>
Problem courtesy of: iambriansreed

Solution

To use CSS3 Animation you must also define the actual animation keyframes (which you named spin)

Read https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/Tutorials/Using_CSS_animations for more info

Once you've configured the animation's timing, you need to define the appearance of the animation. This is done by establishing two or more keyframes using the @keyframes at-rule. Each keyframe describes how the animated element should render at a given time during the animation sequence.


Demo at http://jsfiddle.net/gaby/9Ryvs/7/

@-moz-keyframes spin {
    from { -moz-transform: rotate(0deg); }
    to { -moz-transform: rotate(360deg); }
}
@-webkit-keyframes spin {
    from { -webkit-transform: rotate(0deg); }
    to { -webkit-transform: rotate(360deg); }
}
@keyframes spin {
    from {transform:rotate(0deg);}
    to {transform:rotate(360deg);}
}
Solution courtesy of: Gaby aka G. Petrioli

Discussion

To rotate, you can use key frames and a transform.

div {
    margin: 20px;
    width: 100px; 
    height: 100px;    
    background: #f00;
    -webkit-animation-name: spin;
    -webkit-animation-duration: 40000ms;
    -webkit-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -webkit-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -moz-animation-name: spin;
    -moz-animation-duration: 40000ms;
    -moz-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -moz-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -ms-animation-name: spin;
    -ms-animation-duration: 40000ms;
    -ms-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -ms-animation-timing-function: linear;
}

@-webkit-keyframes spin {
  from {
    -webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);
  }

  to {
    -webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);
  }
}

Example

Discussion courtesy of: user2985029

For the sake of completion, here's a Sass / Compass example which really shortens the code, the compiled CSS will include the necessary prefixes etc.

div
  margin: 20px
  width: 100px 
  height: 100px    
  background: #f00
  +animation(spin 40000ms infinite linear)

+keyframes(spin)
  from
    +transform(rotate(0deg))
  to
    +transform(rotate(360deg))
Discussion courtesy of: miphe

HTML with font-awesome glyphicon.

<span class="fa fa-spinner spin"></span>

CSS

@-moz-keyframes spin {
    to { -moz-transform: rotate(359deg); }
}
@-webkit-keyframes spin {
    to { -webkit-transform: rotate(359deg); }
}
@keyframes spin {
    to {transform:rotate(359deg);}
}

.spin {
    animation: spin 1000ms linear infinite;
}
Discussion courtesy of: Pere Pages

As of latest Chrome/FF and on IE11 there's no need for -ms/-moz/-webkit prefix. Here's a shorter code (based on previous answers):

div {
    margin: 20px;
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background: #f00;

    /* The animation part: */
    animation-name: spin;
    animation-duration: 4000ms;
    animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    animation-timing-function: linear;
}
@keyframes spin {
    from {transform:rotate(0deg);}
    to {transform:rotate(360deg);}
}

Live Demo: http://jsfiddle.net/9Ryvs/3057/

Discussion courtesy of: oriadam

You haven't specified any keyframes. I made it work here.

div {
    margin: 20px;
    width: 100px; 
    height: 100px;    
    background: #f00;
    -webkit-animation: spin 4s infinite linear;
}

@-webkit-keyframes spin {
    0%  {-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);}
    100% {-webkit-transform: rotate(360deg);}   
}

You can actually do lots of really cool stuff with this. Here is one I made earlier.

:)

N.B. You can skip having to write out all the prefixes if you use -prefix-free.

Discussion courtesy of: Jezen Thomas

This recipe can be found in it's original form on Stack Over Flow.