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.
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!
CSS Spotlight Menu
Spotlight Menu takes advantage of CSS3's
border-radius property and
transitions to add a circular background to its menu items when the mouse rolls over each one. The result is a Flash-like, sleek spotlight menu!
CSS3 Shadow Block Menu
This CSS Menu harnesses CSS3's ability to define multiple/ inset shadows (so the shadow grows inwards) on an element to create menu items with bevelled edges and a growing inner glow when the mouse rolls over them. CSS3 animation is enabled to gradually transition between various property changes.
Image with sliding description panel using CSS3 transitions
This CSS example shows how to add an animated description panel to images that slides open when the mouse rolls over the image using CSS3 transitions.
Spinning icons using CSS3 transform
An effect that seems to be popping up with increased frequency is the spinning image, or more precisely, icons. Move the mouse over an icon, and it spins (rotates) on its axis to draw attention to itself. This is realized using CSS3's
transform: rotate(xdeg) property.
CSS3 animated vertical slanted menu
This is a vertical list menu that uses CSS3 animation to gradually expand the selected menu item horizontally so to highlight it. It also employs the CSS border trick to create a cross browser slanted left edge. The final result is a sleek vertical list menu that uses nothing but pure HTML markup!
Pull out image using CSS3 keyframe animation
CSS3 animation can be fine tuned and broken up into "frames", thanks to the @keyframes rule. Currently supported in FF5+, Safari, Chome, and possibly IE10, the following uses CSS3 keyframes to create a pull out image that is revealed when the mouse rolls over an image. In IE, it degrades well in both IE8 and IE9.