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Help my javascript wont ease in from the left!?

By j.stryker119 ·
I'm creating a page where the window slides in from the left to 80% of the page. To do this I have to use only JavaScript. I have been able to get the fade effect and opacity set, but no matter what it wont ease in from the left. I know I'm just missing something, here is my code.
<script type="text/javascript">
var fade_in_from = 0;
var fade_out_from = 50;
function fadeOut(element){
var target = document.getElementById(element);
var newSetting = fade_out_from / 50;
target.style.opacity = newSetting;

if(fade_out_from == 0){
target.style.opacity = 0;
target.style.display = "none";
fade_out_from = 50;
return false;

var loopTimer = setTimeout('fadeOut(\''+element+'\')',60???


function fadeIn(element){
var target = document.getElementById(element);
target.style.display = "block";
var newSetting = fade_in_from / 50;
target.style.opacity = newSetting;

if(fade_in_from == 40){
target.style.opacity = .6;
fade_in_from = 0;
return false;

var loopTimer = setTimeout('fadeIn(\''+element+'\')',60)???


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