Animated bubbles upwards continuously with pure CSS

Here is a pure CSS experimental work to create floating bubbles without using JavaScript. These animated bubbles are also with popping effect. All these animation is created by Pure CSS.

For our little demo, we use a simple image for the conical flask and then create the bubbles entirely with markup and CSS. read more @ http://www.css-jquery-design.com/…

Animated bubbles upwards continuously with pure CSS

The HTML

<div id="beaker">
  <span class="bubble">
    <span class="glow"> </span>
  </span>
</div>

With our bubbles all made, now we need them to act like bubbles. We could use JavaScript but that’s no fun. Just use CSS! read more @ http://www.css-jquery-design.com/…read-more-button

CSS3 Inheritance Tips and Tricks – inherit, initial & unset

It’s easy to overlook the cascading features of style-sheets. Most designers/developers are aware of the inherit keyword but there are a few new inheritance features in CSS3 you may not be aware of…  read more @ http://www.css-jquery-design.com/…

css3-inheritance-tips-and-tricks-inherit-initial-unset

property: inherit;

The inherit keyword means “use whatever value is assigned to my parent”. If no value was explicitly defined on the parent element, the browser works up the DOM tree until the property is found. Ultimately, it ends at the browser  read more @ http://www.css-jquery-design.com/…
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CSS3 Modal Window Popups – sliding forms with fancybox effect

Today, I will describe you how to create cool CSS3 modal popup windows (or boxes). Literally, not so long ago, in order to achieve such effects, we used jQuery. But, as it turned out, CSS3 has all the necessary tools for making modal windows too. In our demonstration I have prepared single page with two popup elements: join form and login form. Welcome to test results (domo) and understand how it was made. read more @ http://www.css-jquery-design.com/…

css3-modal-window-popup

HTML

First, lets create the main HTML markup. As you can see – the structure is quite easy. Here are one panel with buttons and two popups. Each of them contains own overlay DIV element and popup DIV element with some content inside and ‘close’ button.  read more @ http://www.css-jquery-design.com/…

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Animated Color wheel spinning with CSS3 Keyframes animation, Transform and Transition

I have done some experimental work to create CSS3 Animation without using JavaScript. I end up creating some animations using CSS3 Keyframes and Transform and like to share. I have done this animation using border-color tricks and CSS Transform: i.e. CSS scale and CSS3 rotation.

Note: Before going I like to make something clear, Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, and Opera supports the @keyframes rule and animation property. Chrome and Safari requires the prefix -webkit- in css.

Important: Internet Explorer 9, and earlier versions, does not support the @keyframe rule or animation property.

css3-keyframes-color-wheel-animation

The HTML

<div id="colorWheel">
    <span class="color01"></span>
    <span class="color02"></span>
    <span class="color03"></span>
    <span class="color04"></span>
    <span class="color05"></span>
    <span class="color06"></span>
    <span class="color07"></span>
    <span class="color08"></span>
    <span class="color09"></span>
    <span class="color10"></span>
</div>

The CSS

Now, We will use some CSS Technique using border-color tricks and CSS3 rotation. I have created this color cycle without using any image.  I have done a cool rotating wheel animation  using @keyframes animation.

#colorWheel {
    height: 100px;
    width: 100px;
    margin: 40px auto ;
    position: absolute; left:10%;
    -webkit-transform-origin: 50px 150px;
    -moz-transform-origin: 50px 150px;
    -ms-transform-origin: 50px 150px;
    -o-transform-origin: 50px 150px;
    transform-origin: 50px 150px;
    -webkit-transition: all 0.5s linear;
    -moz-transition: all 0.5s linear;
    -ms-transition: all 0.5s linear;
    -o-transition: all 0.5s linear;
    transition: all 0.5s linear;
    animation: wheel 10s ease-in-out infinite alternate;
    -moz-animation: wheel 10s ease-in-out infinite alternate;
    -webkit-animation: wheel 10s ease-in-out infinite alternate;
    -ms-animation: wheel 10s ease-in-out infinite alternate;
}

@keyframes wheel{
    0%{
    opacity:1;
    left:-10%;
    transform:scale(.6) rotate(0deg);
}
50%{
    opacity:.7}
100%{
    left: 90%;
    opacity:1;
    transform:scale(1) rotate(2160deg);
}
}
@-webkit-keyframes wheel{
    0%{
    opacity:1;
    left:-10%;
    -webkit-transform:scale(.6) rotate(0deg);
}
50%{
    opacity:.7;}
100%{
    left: 90%;
    opacity:1;
    -webkit-transform:scale(1) rotate(2160deg);
}
}
@-moz-keyframes wheel{
0%{
    opacity:1;
    left:-10%;
    -moz-transform:scale(.6) rotate(0deg);
}
50%{
    opacity:.7;}
100%{
    left: 90%;
    opacity:1;
    -moz-transform:scale(1) rotate(2160deg);
}
}
@-ms-keyframes wheel{
0%{
    opacity:1;
    left:-10%;
    -ms-transform:scale(.6) rotate(0deg);
}
50%{
    opacity:.7;}
100%{
    left: 90%;
    opacity:1;
    -ms-transform:scale(1) rotate(2160deg);
}
}

#colorWheel:hover {}
#colorWheel span {
    position: absolute;
    -webkit-transform-origin: 50% 50%;
    border-style: solid;
    border-width: 150px 50px;
    box-sizing: border-box;
}
#colorWheel span.color01 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(0deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(0deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(0deg);
    transform: rotate(0deg);
    border-color: #43a1cd transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color02 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(36deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(36deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(36deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(36deg);
    transform: rotate(36deg);
    border-color: #639b47 transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color03 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(72deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(72deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(72deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(72deg);
    transform: rotate(72deg);
    border-color: #9ac147 transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color04 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(108deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(108deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(108deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(108deg);
    transform: rotate(108deg);
    border-color: #e1e23b transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color05 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(144deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(144deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(144deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(144deg);
    transform: rotate(144deg);
    border-color: #f7941e transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color06 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(180deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(180deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(180deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(180deg);
    transform: rotate(180deg);
    border-color: #ba3e2e transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color07 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(216deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(216deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(216deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(216deg);
    transform: rotate(216deg);
    border-color: #9a1d34 transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color08 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(252deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(252deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(252deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(252deg);
    transform: rotate(252deg);
    border-color: #662a6c transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color09 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(288deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(288deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(288deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(288deg);
    transform: rotate(288deg);
    border-color: #272b66 transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel span.color10 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(324deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(324deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(324deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(324deg);
    transform: rotate(324deg);
    border-color: #2d559f transparent transparent transparent;
}
#colorWheel:before {
    content: "";
    width: 300px;
    height: 300px;
    overflow: hidden;
    position: absolute;
    top: -30px;
    left: -130px;
    border-radius: 100%;
    border: 30px solid #ffffff;
    z-index: 100;
    box-shadow:0px 0px 2px 12px rgba(180,180,180,.5)
}
#colorWheel:after {
    content: "";
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    overflow: hidden;
    position: absolute;
    top: 100px;
    left: 0px;
    border-radius: 100%;
    box-shadow:0px 0px 2px 12px rgba(250,250,250,.5);
    background: #444 url(Dhiraj.png); background-size:contain
}

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Your turn

I had already posted some articles of css3 @keyframes animation examples.  Please check some of these beautiful animation with demo below:

I hope you enjoyed this article and the techniques I used. Please share your comments and questions below!

Posted by: Dhiraj kumar

Pure CSS3 Animated Polaroid Gallery

Normally, Polaroid Gallery is a CSS3 & jQuery Image Gallery plugin for Media Library. It is used to overlay images as Polaroid pictures on the current page or post.

It’s a sure thing that CSS3 features like transitions, animations and transforms can add extra spice to your designs. In this article you will see how you can build an awesome CSS3 animated  Polaroid pictures gallery with some of these cool features.  This is something I wished to do for a while and I finally made it.css3-animated-polaroid-gallery

The HTML

The HTML structure hasn’t changed at all, simple and minimal. Here’s an excerpt:

<div class="photo-album">
<h2>Dhiraj, Geetu & Atharv at Taj ↦ Agra
  <a class="large polaroid img1" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-73u0oSgSX0w/UQ6PZ0Z1wOI/AAAAAAAADPE/57bc9C0BEG0/s512/Agra-trip%252520112.JPG" /> 
    Camel wants to kiss Atharv. </a> 
  <a class="polaroid img2" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cPFum21LNBA/UQ6PXyb2ISI/AAAAAAAADPM/kJLhIyvx_2k/s512/Agra-trip%252520147.JPG" /> 
    My dearest one.. Atharv with Geetu. — at Taj Mahal</a> 
  <a class="small polaroid img3" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Bz8NR-oKxGw/UQ6PguAxrsI/AAAAAAAADNY/B7i8X02vnbg/s512/Agra-trip%252520153.JPG" /> 
    Ferntastic</a> 
  <a class="medium polaroid img4" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gB3RNt_3aos/UQ6Pmx5egoI/AAAAAAAADKM/lensH9ojFd0/s512/Agra-trip%252520154.JPG" /> 
    My dearest one.. Atharv with Geetu. — at Taj Mahal</a> 
  <a class="polaroid img5" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YbVIBYilZ-M/UQ6P0w2PC8I/AAAAAAAADNc/kKzFy9k51D8/s512/Agra-trip%252520170.JPG" /> 
    Atharv & Geetu with Dhiraj.. Taj in background</a> 
  <a class="polaroid img6" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IedPhDIDTcg/UQ6P5NG_hSI/AAAAAAAADKw/frG26WPd_OY/s512/Agra-trip%252520175.JPG" /> 
    Atharv in a cute pose.. Taj mahal in background</a> 
  <a class="polaroid img7" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fhOKmDe-6S4/UQ6QBnHRDhI/AAAAAAAADPw/StGk4el6PVI/s512/Agra-trip%252520192.JPG" /> 
    Atharv with his papa Dhiraj</a> 
  <a class="small polaroid img8" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lUXHF4hGxak/UQ6QF_7iZnI/AAAAAAAADOs/-agtNNnnYbU/s512/Agra-trip%252520193.JPG" /> 
    awesome</a> 
  <a class="medium polaroid img9" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a-kezOzwNR8/UQ6QNJpEa4I/AAAAAAAADNk/FAN4Z3LDy2Y/s512/Agra-trip%252520206.JPG" /> 
    Geetu with Dhiraj</a> 
  <a class="polaroid img10" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J3Gcspy0HKg/UQ6QXk3ZV9I/AAAAAAAADQE/0PyQD_VvC8o/s512/Agra-trip%252520221.JPG" /> 
    Nice one..</a> 
  <a class="small polaroid img11" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OLpIvUAwZ6E/UQ6QY9gnPwI/AAAAAAAADNo/00eTz4E3_GI/s512/Agra-trip%252520223.JPG" /> 
    Sulphurous</a> 
  <a class="small polaroid img12" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V-NJ8w3N5hs/UQ6QYqtZVOI/AAAAAAAADOw/FcjS2sgQXxA/s512/Agra-trip%252520229.JPG" /> 
    Atharv with his papa..</a> <a class="small polaroid img13" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W1T4Z6_xwlQ/UQ6QAdQwuzI/AAAAAAAADNg/vSiGaoo7_TU/s512/Agra-trip%252520188.JPG" /> 
    Atharv with his papa Dhiraj</a> 
  <a class="small polaroid img14" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Bz8NR-oKxGw/UQ6PguAxrsI/AAAAAAAADNY/B7i8X02vnbg/s512/Agra-trip%252520153.JPG" /> 
    Nice one..</a> 
  <a class="polaroid img15" href="#"> 
    <img alt="" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W1T4Z6_xwlQ/UQ6QAdQwuzI/AAAAAAAADNg/vSiGaoo7_TU/s512/Agra-trip%252520188.JPG" /> 
    Atharv with his papa Dhiraj</a> 
</div>

CSS

a.polaroid {
		display: block;
		text-decoration: none;
		color: #333;
		padding: 10px 10px 20px 10px;
		width: 150px;
		border: 1px solid #d7d7d7;
		background-color: white; background:rgba(255,255,255,.9);
		z-index: 2;
		font-size: 0.7em;
		-webkit-box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.3),inset 0 0 0.7em rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4);;
		-moz-box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.3),inset 0 0 0.7em rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4);;
		box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.3),inset 0 0 0.7em rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4);-webkit-filter: blur(1px); border-radius:5px;
		-webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-in; text-align:center
	}
	a.polaroid:hover, a.polaroid:focus, a.polaroid:active {
		z-index: 999;
		border-color: #999;
		-webkit-box-shadow: 15px 15px 20px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4),inset 0 0 0.7em rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4);
		-moz-box-shadow: 15px 15px 20px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4),inset 0 0 0.7em rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4);
		box-shadow: 15px 15px 20px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4),inset 0 0 0.7em rgba(0,0, 0, 0.4);
		-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg) scale(1.05);
		-moz-transform: rotate(0deg) scale(1.05);
		transform: rotate(0deg) scale(1.05);-webkit-filter: blur(0px);
	}
	.polaroid img {
		margin: 0 0 15px;
		width: 150px;
		height: 120px;
	}

	a img {
		border: none;
		display: block;
	}

	.photo-album {
		position: relative; width: 80%; margin: 0 auto; max-width: 70em; height: 450px; margin-top:2.5em; min-width: 800px; max-width: 900px;
	}
	.photo-album .polaroid {
		position: absolute;
	}
	.photo-album h2 {
		position: absolute; z-index: 5; top: 150px; text-align: center; width: 100%; line-height: 2; 
	}
	.photo-album h2 span {
		background-color: white; background:rgba(255,255,255,.8);
		font-family: 'Satisfy', cursive;
		padding: 0.4em 0.8em 0.3em 0.8em;
		-webkit-box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.3);
		-moz-box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.3);
		box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px rgba(0,0, 0, 0.3);
		border-radius: 5px; border:1px solid #CCC
	}
	.photo-album .small {
		width: 75px; padding: 6px 6px 12px 6px; font-size: 0.6em;
	}
	.photo-album .small img {
		width: 75px; height: 60px;
	}
	.photo-album .medium {
		width: 200px; padding: 13px 13px 26px 13px; font-size: 0.8em;
	}
	.photo-album .medium img {
		width: 200px; height: 165px;
	}
	.photo-album .large {
		width: 300px; padding: 20px 20px 30px 20px; font-size: 1em;
	}
	.photo-album .large img {
		width: 300px; height: 250px
	}
	.photo-album .img1 {
		bottom: 10px; right: 365px; 
		-webkit-transform: rotate(10deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(10deg);
		transform: rotate(10deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img2 {
		top: 50px; right: 20px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-4deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-4deg);
		transform: rotate(-4deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img3 {
		left: 400px; top: 0;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-5deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-5deg);
		transform: rotate(-5deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img4 {
		top: 10px; left: 495px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-20deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-20deg);
		transform: rotate(-20deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img5 {
		bottom: 0; right: 0;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(1deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(1deg);
		transform: rotate(1deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img6 {
		bottom: 10px; right: 156px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(6deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(6deg);
		transform: rotate(6deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img7 {
		bottom:0; left:400px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-10deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-10deg);
		transform: rotate(-10deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img8 {
		bottom: -20px; left: 700px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		transform: rotate(-8deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img9 {
		bottom: 0; left: 0;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		transform: rotate(-8deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img10 {
		top: 0; left: 20px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(8deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(8deg);
		transform: rotate(8deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img11 {
		top: 0; right: 0;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		transform: rotate(-8deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img12 {
		top: 0; left: 680px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(18deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(18deg);
		transform: rotate(18deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img13 {
		bottom: -20px; right: 630px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(4deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(4deg);
		transform: rotate(4deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img14 {
		top: 90px; left: 430px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(15deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(15deg);
		transform: rotate(15deg);
	}
	.photo-album .img15 {
		left:176px; top:20px;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		-moz-transform: rotate(-8deg);
		transform: rotate(-8deg);
	}	
	a:hover, a:focus {
		z-index: 5;
	}

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Your turn

I hope you enjoyed this article and the techniques I used. Please share your comments and questions below!

Posted by: Dhiraj kumar

Cool inset Text Effect with CSS3 Text-Shadow

So, I have seen a few tutorials online about using text-shadow to create a basic inset text effect, but they are all lacking the real design aspect that makes the type look like it is actually INSET. That aspect is the inner shadow.

Introduction

I played around with trying to hack box-shadow into background-image in the same way that you can add linear gradients to text, but to no avail.

Well, in any case, I finally was able to get something to work, and yes, it is pretty killer.


insetText

That’s it right there. But, let’s take a look at how and why this works.

First let’s start with defining our class and setting our font. We have styled our div and our body and now we want this text to look like it is stamped into to page.

The CSS

.insetText {
        font-family: Lucida Grande;
}

The next step we want to take is to set the background-color of the text to the color that we want the inset to be. So…

.insetText {
        font-family: Lucida Grande;
        background-color: #666666;
}

Next, we are going to use the background-clip CSS3 property to create a clipping mask using the text to mask the background. Now if you are a designer, you probably already know how a clipping mask works. The color black is transparent to the background and the color white is opaque. Thus, the image behind the mask will show through on only the black parts and the white parts will ‘clip’ it. Remember that, because it’s important.

Remember, CSS3 is not standard yet and may not be supported in older browsers. For now, it’s best to use the standard AND browser specific properties for any CSS3, so…

.insetText {
        font-family: Lucida Grande;
        background-color: #666666;
        -webkit-background-clip: text;
	-moz-background-clip: text;
	background-clip: text;
}

Now, I know. It doesn’t look like that did anything, whatsoever. We are back where we started, right? Wrong, in truth, the background color has been clipped behind the text, so it only shows through where the text is. The problem is that the browser default CSS is to make text black. So, now we simply use color to make the text transparent.

.insetText {
        font-family: Lucida Grande;
        background-color: #666666;
        -webkit-background-clip: text;
	-moz-background-clip: text;
	background-clip: text;
        color: transparent;
}

Now we’re getting somewhere. We have taken transparent text and used it to clip it’s grey background. Here is where the magic happens. We will use the text-shadow property with rgba colors. Since the text is transparent, the entire shadow, even what is normally hidden by the text in front of it, will show. If we offset the shadow vertically, it will appear as if it is on the inside of the text. And if we blur the edges, it should actually appear like an inset shadow, since the darker clipped background fading into the white shadow right? And the shadow that falls outside of the clipping mask should appear to glow slightly, since that it’s closer in color to the contrasting background! So…

.insetText {
        font-family: Lucida Grande;
        background-color: #666666;
        -webkit-background-clip: text;
	-moz-background-clip: text;
	background-clip: text;
        color: transparent;
        text-shadow: rgba(255,255,255,1.0) 0px 3px 3px;
}

Yeah, that looks pretty good, right? I just don’t like how the inside of the text in now white. It looks kind of unnatural, and it really takes away from the outer glow that gives it the inset look. So let’s revise our shadow color by dropping it’s opacity or ‘a’ value to 0.5. Like so…

.insetText {
        font-family: Lucida Grande;
        background-color: #666666;
        -webkit-background-clip: text;
	-moz-background-clip: text;
	background-clip: text;
        color: transparent;
        text-shadow: rgba(255,255,255,0.5) 0px 3px 3px;
}

Perfect! Now we have a completely CSS based inset text effect! We can now add this class to any text element on our websites, without having to open Photoshop or Illustrator, create the document, design the effect, save the image, upload the image, and then place the image in our markup where it will slow down our load time. You would add this to your markup like so…

<h1>This is inset text</h1>

This solution is great for headings. The smaller you make your text the smaller you will need to make your text-shadow.

NOTE: This method is currently only supported by Webkit browser like Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

Thanks for reading, and I hope this helped!

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Posted by: Dhiraj kumar

CSS3 Buttons with Cool Effects – Pure CSS

Nowadays, using subtle patterns is kinda cool so I thought why not using them also on buttons? The idea was to create some nice CSS3 patterned buttons and in this article you’ll see what I’ve been working on lately.

css3-patterned-buttons

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I wrote before about CSS3 buttons, so you may want to check also these articles:

CSS3 patterned buttons features

  • Easy-to-use.
  • Contain the transitions on gradients hack.
  • As you may have expected, no images used here. Instead, an base64 string is used to create the patterned effect.
  • Stilish pressed behavior when grouped.

Buttons

Basically, to create a button, the only thing you have to do is this:

<a href="" class="button">Button</a>

or

<button class="button">Button</button>

You could also use something like <input type="submit"> but for best cross-browser rendering, just stick to the above.

THE CSS

.button{
  display: inline-block;
  *display: inline;
  zoom: 1;
  padding: 6px 20px;
  margin: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
  border: 1px solid #bbb;
  overflow: visible;
  font: bold 13px arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
  text-decoration: none;
  white-space: nowrap;
  color: #555;
  background-color: #ddd;
  background-image: linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,1),
                                         rgba(255,255,255,0)),
                    url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGg[...]QmCC); 
  transition: background-color .2s ease-out;
  background-clip: padding-box; /* Fix bleeding */
  border-radius: 3px;
  box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, .3),
              0 2px 2px -1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .5),
              0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, .3) inset;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,255, .9);  
}

.button:hover{
  background-color: #eee;
  color: #555;
}

.button:active{
  background: #e9e9e9;
  position: relative;
  top: 1px;
  text-shadow: none;
  box-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .3) inset;
}

Different buttons sizes

If you want to make a more prominent or a less prominent call-to-action button, you have options:

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<button class="small button">Button</button>

or

<button class="large button">Button</button>

THE CSS

/* Smaller buttons styles */

.button.small{
  padding: 4px 12px;
}

/* Larger buttons styles */

.button.large{
  padding: 12px 30px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}

.button.large:active{
  top: 2px;
}

Various buttons colors

You’ll need custom colors for successful actions or negative ones as delete:

css3-patterned-buttons

<button class="button">Button</button>
<button class="color red button">Button</button>
<button class="color green button">Button</button>
<button class="color blue button">Button</button>

THE CSS

.button.color{
  color: #fff;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.2);
  background-image: linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,.3), 
  					 rgba(255,255,255,0)),
                    url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGg[...]QmCC);
}

/* */

.button.green{
  background-color: #57a957;
  border-color: #57a957;
}

.button.green:hover{
  background-color: #62c462;
}

.button.green:active{
  background: #57a957;
}

/* */

.button.red{
  background-color: #c43c35;
  border-color: #c43c35;
}

.button.red:hover{
  background-color: #ee5f5b;
}

.button.red:active{
  background: #c43c35;
}

/* */

.button.blue{
  background-color: #269CE9;
  border-color: #269CE9;
}

.button.blue:hover{
  background-color: #70B9E8;
}

.button.blue:active{
  background: #269CE9;
}

Disabled states

In case you’re using buttons or inputs, in some cases you’ll need them to be disabled until a certain task is triggered:

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<button class="button" disabled>Button</button>
<button class="color red button" disabled>Button</button>
<button class="color green button" disabled>Button</button>
<button class="color blue button" disabled>Button</button>

THE CSS

.button[disabled], .button[disabled]:hover, .button[disabled]:active{
  border-color: #eaeaea;
  background: #fafafa;
  cursor: default;
  position: static;
  color: #999;
  /* Usually, !important should be avoided but here it's really needed :) */
  box-shadow: none !important;
  text-shadow: none !important;
}

.green[disabled], .green[disabled]:hover, .green[disabled]:active{
  border-color: #57A957;
  background: #57A957;
  color: #D2FFD2;
}

.red[disabled], .red[disabled]:hover, .red[disabled]:active{
  border-color: #C43C35;
  background: #C43C35;
  color: #FFD3D3;
}

.blue[disabled], .blue[disabled]:hover, .blue[disabled]:active{
  border-color: #269CE9;
  background: #269CE9;
  color: #93D5FF;
}

Grouped buttons

There will be cases when you’ll need to group similar call-to-action buttons:

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<ul class="button-group">
	<li><button class="button">Button</button></li>
	<li><button class="button">Button</button></li>
	<li><button class="button">Button</button></li>
	<li><button class="button">Button</button></li>
</ul>

THE CSS

.button-group,
.button-group li{
  display: inline-block;
  *display: inline;
  zoom: 1;
}

.button-group{
  font-size: 0; /* Inline block elements gap - fix */
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  background: rgba(0, 0, 0, .04);
  border-bottom: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, .07);
  padding: 7px;
  border-radius: 7px; 
}

.button-group li{
  margin-right: -1px; /* Overlap each right button border */
}

.button-group .button{
  font-size: 13px; /* Set the font size, different from inherited 0 */
  border-radius: 0; 
}

.button-group .button:active{
  box-shadow: 0 0 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset,
              5px 0 5px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset,
              -5px 0 5px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset;   
}

.button-group li:first-child .button{
  border-radius: 3px 0 0 3px;
}

.button-group li:first-child .button:active{
  box-shadow: 0 0 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset,
              -5px 0 5px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset;
}

.button-group li:last-child .button{
  border-radius: 0 3px 3px 0;
}

.button-group li:last-child .button:active{
  box-shadow: 0 0 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset,
              5px 0 5px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, .2) inset;
}

Browser compatibility

CSS3 patterned buttons works in all major browsers. But of course CSS3 features used here do not work in oder browsers like IE8 and below.

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This is it!

There are so many CSS3 buttons in the wild and I know it. Yet I’m confident that my CSS3 patterned buttons might inspire you and I hope you’ll find it useful for your future projects.

Posted by: Dhiraj kumar