CSS Library All examples
Welcome to Dynamic Drive's new CSS library! Here you'll find original, practical CSS codes and examples such as CSS menus to give your site a visual boast.
Animated UL background effect
This CSS example demonstrates animating the
min-width property of an element to create a stretching background effect. Here we use the technique to add a nice rollover effect to UL lists, so the user can easily home in on a particular list item just by rolling the mouse over it. The animation uses CSS3, which works in IE10+, FF, Chrome, and Safari.
Vertical CSS3 Shadow Menu
This vertical CSS Menu uses CSS3's ability to define multiple/ inset shadows (so the shadow grows inwards) on an element to create menu items with a bevelled left edge and a growing inner glow when the mouse rolls over them.
Customizing Order List style using CSS
Styling the automatically generated number counters in ordered lists (
- ) can be challenging. This CSS code demonstrates one way to do it by getting rid of the default ones first, then using CSS generated content to create custom counters instead.
3D Depressible Button
CSS can be used to really jazz up a plain looking link and create an awesome "call to action" button, as in the case of our 3D depressible button here.
Pure CSS3 Push Down Panel
This is a CSS3 push down panel that when clicked on reveals some content, pushing the rest of the page's content down in the process. The entire interface is created using CSS only, using a combination of CSS3 shadows, round borders, and CSS2 generated content.
CSS 3D Flip
One of the groundbreaking features in CSS3 is the ability to rotate HTML elements in 3D space. The below CSS code shows how to rotate a "2 sided" element either on its X or Y axis to reveal the content on the back side.
Before and After (Peel Back) Image
"Before and After" images are always fun to look at, especially if the right transition is used to effectively swap between the two. This CSS example shows just that, using CSS3 animation to animate the "clip" property of the "before" image to peel back and reveal the "after" image onMouseover. The result is a simple but sleek "Before and After" Image effect!