Today we’d like to show you some ideas for creative loading effects. Nowadays, many different page loading animations are used in websites; just think of the subtle red loading bar seen on YouTube. When loading something on a page, be it images or the next content, we don’t have to be restricted to a tiny loading indicator but we can get creative and big. So the idea is to indicate that something is happening in a stylish way without creating too much distraction for the user. There might be actions where this might not be adequate, but in some situations it might be quite fitting and amplifying for the overall design.
Today we’d like to share another set of transition effects with you. This time we’ll explore transitions for sidebars or off-canvas content like the one we’ve used in the Multi-Level Push Menu. The idea is to show some hidden sidebar with a subtle transition on the element itself and also on the remaining content. Usually the sidebar slides in, pushing the other content to the side. But there are many more possibilities for subtle and fancy effects and today we want to give you some inspiration.
The structure of our demo is very specific because we want to be able to show all effects in one page only. But in general, we need a sidebar element that will be either inside or outside of a push wrapper, depending on whether we want the sidebar to be on top of the push wrapper or under it.
Hi guys! First of all let me wish a belated happy new year to all of you. Today we are going to do something different: dig deep into one single CSS property. And that property is going to be the “clip” property.
I’m pretty sure some of you don’t even know there is a CSS property called clip since it’s probably the less used property in the world. It’s no big deal guys, we will cover pretty much everything you have to know about it.
In today’s article I will mostly talk about my own experience, and what I have learned about CSS after almost one year and a half of heavy practicing.
First, let me remind you that CSS is an extremely simple language. It can be summed up in 3 words: selector, property, value. Nothing more, really. This is why some people don’t like CSS at all: because they feel like children playing with LEGOs.
Yup. Explain the basics of CSS to a 9 years old child and he or she will be able to create a website. Not a complex one I agree, but maybe a few pages with headers, links, content, images, and such.
But the fact that CSS is an easy language doesn’t mean everyone is on the same level. Some people use CSS like a chimp uses a fork, some people are okay to good with it, and some people can do magic with it.
From what I can tell, I’ve been playing around with CSS for almost two years now and on what I would call a heavy level for something like 7 months. I’m still far from perfect, and there are still some tricks I don’t know or understand.
Today, we are going to do a lot of stuff with CSS animations. Indeed, we will talk about CSS loading animations. What do you say? Ready?
A few things before we start:
- You won’t see any vendor prefixes in the CSS snippets, but you will, of course, find them in the files.
- The goal of the tutorial is to show the potential of CSS, particularly CSS3, that’s why the rendering could be altered on IE9-. If you plan to support these browsers, be sure to make fallbacks.
- I personally use the box-model where [width] = [element-width] + [padding] + [borders]. I activate it with the following snippet:
Typography is the backbone of web design. Good typography will make your site easy to read, visually appealing and works in different user environments. Poor typography makes people look away.
One of the emerging challenges for web designers is creating web typography that works in the mobile environment as well. But it can be difficult, and there are many things to consider. The keys are to focus on readability, contrast, space and responsiveness.
In this tutorial we will create a couple of heading styles to get your creative juices flowing for your next project. Make heading styles work by applying the right combinations of colors, fonts and decoration.
Using the general sibling combinator and the :checked pseudo-class, we can toggle states of other elements by checking a checkbox or a radio button. In this tutorial we will be exploring those CSS3 properties by creating a experimental portfolio filter that will toggle the states of items of a specific type.
Hola, amigos. For the last month or so, I’ve been experimenting with the power of CSS pseudo-elements, specially when it comes to mixing them with buttons and that way recreating some great effects that were only possible to do with sprites, in the past.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create buttons with a twist, using just one anchor tag per button and the great power of CSS.