View Transitions API
Looks like Jake Archibald also has a great tutorial that shows what’s going to be possible soon and Chris has collected a ton of recent examples now that View Transitions has landed in a version of Chrome behind a flag.
Not to sound too romantic or anything but I can imagine that this could change the texture and feeling of websites in the future. That app-like-slickness is something that web folks have dreamed of for years (although I’ve always been cynical about and kinda pushed back against on my own projects — I want my websites to feel like websites).
Anyway, even this cynical jerk is excited about this thing.
(I wonder what kind of weirdo transition stuff I can make with the next essay...)