CSS3 Working Clock
CSS3 UISwitch Example
A pretty sweet and pure CSS3 iOS 7 UISwitch.
CSS3 Neon Glow
CSS3 style text effect on mouse over.
Element CSS Loading
Stylish CSS3 progress bars
Windows-8-like Animations with CSS3 and jQuery
Creating a Collection of CSS3 Animated Pre-loaders
Pre-loaders are a common sight in modern web design. As users we expect the web to be fast and fluid – we don't like waiting for things. Pre-loaders offer visual feedback in the event of content being loaded, thereby managing expectations and reducing the chance of a user abandoning your website.
This is using CSS3 transitions and transforms, so browser compatibility should be something like: Safari 3+, Firefox 4+, Opera 10+, Chrome Whatever+
Easy CSS3 & jQuery tooltips
How to Make a Digital Clock with jQuery and CSS3
CSS3 Animated Bubble Buttons
Animated CSS3 starbursts
If you create your starbursts with CSS3 you can do so much more than with images. Below are a few more demos where I've experimented with different numbers of points, rounded borders, text-shadows, animations with transitions and transforms, and also translations. To see the animations you will need to use Safari or Google Chrome.
CSS3 3D Text
CSS3D creates a stereoscopic 3D effect with CSS3 only. First I just created this red and cyan effect because I thought it looks cool. But then I got some 3D glasses and was shocked that it actually works. Basically you just need one line of CSS. A text-shadow with a red and cyan offset.
Text-Shadow Converter Tools
text-shadow was included in CSS2, removed from CSS2.1 and returns in CSS3. It has been supported in Safari since version 1.1, and is supported in Chrome, Firefox 3.5 and Opera 10.
CSS Shadows take three length values, and a color. The length values are a horizontal offset, a vertical offset and a blur. Offsets may be negative or positive
Pure CSS speech bubbles
Turn Images Polaroids with CSS3
In this playground adventure, we use some awesome CSS2 and CSS3 to turn an otherwise unassuming list of images into a full-blown set of polaroid pictures. Check out the demo and code snippets below
Pure CSS folded-corner effect
Create a simple CSS folded-corner effect without images or extra markup. It works well in all modern browsers and is best suited to designs with simple colour backgrounds.
CSS drop-shadows without images
Drop-shadows are easy enough to create using pseudo-elements. It's a nice and robust way to progressively enhance a design. This post is a summary of the technique and some of the possible appearances.
Pure CSS GUI icons (experimental)
An experiment that uses pseudo-elements to create 84 simple GUI icons using CSS and semantic HTML. Shared as an exercise in creative problem solving and working within constraints. This is not a “production ready” CSS icon set.
CSS pseudo-element Solar System using semantic HTML
Pure CSS social media icons (no images)
CSS typography experiment
This is a quick experiment that reproduces an image from I Love Typography using nothing more than simple semantic HTML, CSS 2.1, and modern browser implementations of a couple of CSS3 properties. Along the way a few new modern browser bugs and inconsistencies were exposed.
CSS3 box-shadow rolled corners
Rolled corners are popular. Dimension is in. The CSS3 box-shadow property isn't entirely flexible enough to really create the effect (masked shadows please!) but with a couple layers it can be approximated in some browsers within limits. Looking good in Firefox and Safari. Not so much in Chrome.
Super Cool CSS3 Flip Effect with Webkit Animation
There's some seriously cool transform and animation effects available through the webkit engine that can really spice up the web experiences for users with the Safari browser. Here's a quick look at how the rotateY property can produce a flip effect, and how it can be used to create a super cool Transformers themed top trumps design.
CSS menu using CSS Sprites
Here I am presenting a cool overlapped pure CSS menu created using CSS sprites. This is an initial draft version, so far I have checked it only in Firefox 3.5, IE 7, Chrome 3.0 & Opera 9.02 and it looks fine. If anyone of you finds any issues in any other browsers, please lemme know.
Feature Table Design
I ran into the feature table design from Shopify over on Pattern Tap and I was like DAMN SHOPIFY, that is one sexy table. I was inspired to try and replicate it. First in Photoshop, then in HTML/CSS.Recreating cool stuff you find on the web is definitely an excise I recommend (a few days after, I read this – couldn't agree more). As these exercises typically do, it lead me down some interesting paths.
Transparent Borders with background-clip
Have you ever seen an element on a page with transparent borders? I think Facebook originally popularized it giving birth to lightbox plugins like Facebox. I don't think Facebook sports the look anymore, but it's still rather neat.
Nice 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3
There are some properties of the CSS3 languages that can help us to accomplish this mission.
We will use box-shadow to create a drop-shadow with RGBa, a color model that allows an optimized contrast with any kind of backgrounds.
The trick with these overlays is the gradient border, going form a lighter to darker orange as you go from top to bottom. To create that effect we used to the border-image property, which is a tricky little addition to CSS.