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CSS3 starbursts

I was recently experimenting with the new CSS3 rotation property and it occurred to me that I could use this to create image-free starbursts. All I needed was a series of nested block-level elements each rotated by a slightly different amount. The rotation would distribute the box corners around the circumference of the star.

Create a Vibrant Digital Poster Design with CSS3

CSS has come a long way in recent years, and with new browser support for a hand full of CSS3 properties we can begin to replicate design styles directly in the browser that beforehand were recently only possible in our design applications. Follow this walkthrough of the making of Circlicious, a vibrant and abstract digital poster design made purely of HTML and CSS.

Create a Vibrant Digital Poster Design with CSS3

Build a HTML5/CSS3 Website Layout Without Images – Part 1

Ever since all the articles showcasing the new features in HTML5 and CSS3 started appearing around the web, I have had the idea of building a website layout without any images. With all the advancements in HTML5 & CSS3 (compared to previous respectable specs) it wouldn’t be too hard to create a decent-looking website that wouldn’t have to rely on images for the layout elements.

Build a HTML5/CSS3 Website Layout Without Images


Magnifying glass experiment using CSS3. Only works in Google Chrome at the moment and has very limited usage capability. But the initial idea is there and hope to extend with more features later on.Would love to see peoples use of this and any ideas on how it can be improved and built upon.

new lens flare

By abusing the text-shadow property, you can turn any ho-hum bit of text into a magnificent, radiant beacon of allure and awe. But getting your bling-bling on has never been for the cheapskates. Expect to pay a boatload in refresh rates, as your browser buckles under the weight of rendering that glorious halo.

new lens flare

CSS3 Spotlight

CSS3 Spotlight

Pure CSS3 Page Flip Effect

It works in Webkit based browsers (Safari and Chrome) only.

Pure CSS3 Page Flip Effect

Beautiful CSS3 Search Form

Lately I’ve been playing around with CSS3 and discovered some new CSS tricks. Did you know you can make a round circle with border-radius and create inner shadow effect with box-shadow inset? Check out this beautiful search form demo that I’ve created with CSS gradient, border-radius, and box-shadow. It displays perfect in CSS3 browsers and degrades gracefully in non-CSS3 browsers.

Beautiful CSS3 Search Form

Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3

First of all thanks to giving me a great response on Ajax Style Loading Animation in CSS3 ( no Images ) .

In this post I am going to show to How to create a sexy css effect on image hover.This kinda effect you have seen before in Flash or in javascript as well.But why use Flash or js when CSS can do the same work.So lets do it …

Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3

Firefox 4: CSS3 calc()

Firefox will support the CSS calc() value, which lets you compute a length value using an arithmetic expression. This means you can use it to define the sizes of divs, the values of margins, the widths of borders, and so forth.- 😀

Firefox 4: CSS3 calc

CSS3 Buttons & Transitions

For the web design world, advancements don’t come quick. It takes years of hard work to accomplish new overhauls such as HTML code and CSS levels. When new advancements are made, it makes us feel all giddy inside, and the anticipation kills us.

CSS3 Buttons

Create a pixel perfect subscription box using CSS3

Today I will show how to create the above subscription box using simple HTML markup and a few advanced CSS3 properties. I believe CSS3 is the future and the sooner you can jump on the CSS3 band wagon the better. All the stylish shadows and gradients used are rendered using CSS properties which can be experimented with to produce some fantastic results.

Create a pixel perfect subscription box using CSS3

Progressive enhancement: pure CSS speech bubbles

Speech bubbles are a popular effect but many tutorials rely on presentational HTML or JavaScript. This tutorial contains various forms of speech bubble effect created with CSS2.1 and enhanced with CSS3. No images, no JavaScript and it can be applied to your existing semantic HTML.

The CSS 3 Flexible Box Model

CSS 3 introduces a brand new box model in addition of the traditional box model from CSS 1 and 2. The flexible box model determines the way boxes are distributed inside other boxes and the way they share the available space.

The CSS 3 Flexible Box Model

CSS3 Border Radius for Hover States

One of the huge benefits to using CSS3 is the ability to create image-like effects without the use of images. CSS3 gradients, shadows, and rounded corners have helped designers greatly in this area.

CSS3 Border Radius for Hover States

Animated Navigation Menu with CSS3

Since Last some days we are writing articles on CSS3. And today we will learn here to create animated navigation menu with css3. Here will try to create animated menu with css3 and also will create the same animation using jQuery. So lets start..

Animated Navigation Menu with CSS3

Practical CSS3 for Web Designers

Designers have been using basic CSS3 techniques to enhance their designs for several years now, but cross-browser incompatibilities and lack of practical examples have slowed its progression in the mainstream design world. In this tutorial, I explore and demonstrate some of the more practical aspects of CSS3 and provide realistic examples, resources, advise and a compatibility guide.

Practical CSS3 for Web Designers

Pimp Your Tables with CSS3

Pimp Your Tables with CSS3

Today I am going to show you how to use some neat CSS3 properties to beautify your tables. With so many new selectors we can address specific table cells and rows in order to create a unique style without adding classes to the markup.

Create a Color Changing Website Using CSS3

Though the changes implemented by CSS3 are still not supported on all browsers and cross-browser functionality across those that do support it can be a real pain, it’s still quite fun to experiment and see what’s possible.

Create a Color Changing Website Using CSS3

CSS3 Dropdown Menu

While I was coding the Notepad theme, I’ve learned some new CSS3 features and now I would like to share it with you. View the demo to see a Mac-like multi-level dropdown menu that I’ve created using border-radius, box-shadow, and text-shadow. It renders perfect on Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The dropdown also works on non-CSS3 compitable browsers such as IE7+, but the rounded corners and shadow will not be rendered.

CSS3 Dropdown Menu

Animated wicked CSS3 3d bar chart

Do you remember the Wicked CSS3 3d bar chart that I placed online a couple of weeks ago? Paul Irish left a comment, requesting for an example with transitions. My reply was that I was already working on that, and today I’m proud to release the animated wicked CSS3 3d bar chart.The principle is the same as the previous version: Create a beautiful 3d bar chart. But this time, we don’t create a “stacked” one (since animation would be hard), but several bars placed under each other. When hovering, the animation shows and the bar will grow to the appropriate size.

Animated wicked CSS3 3d bar chart

How To Create Depth And Nice 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3

In this last period on PV.M Garage we have described many trends of the modern Web Design and many techniques for creating stunning and impressive web sites.

In one of our tutorials we learned how to realize a nice 3D ribbon and how to play with the drop shadow in Photoshop to simulate depth in a web design layout. This is a widespread trends in recent web design: creating a 3D perception in a website and simulating a “world” in three dimensions are two great ways for the designers to play with their skills.

How To Create Depth And Nice 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3

Animated CSS3 cube using 3D transforms

Last week Web­Kit included the much anti­cip­ated (at least on my part) 3D trans­forms in its latest nightly build, announced prac­tic­ally along­side the awe­some Snow Stack demo that provides a 3D inter­face for brows­ing Flickr images (use left, right and space-bar). Today the Surfin Safari blog has updated with some more excit­ing demos, includ­ing “Morphin Power Cubes” and “Poster Circle”. It is now pos­sible to cre­ate all sorts of crazy three-dimensional and anim­ated user inter­faces; the power comes largely in -webkit-perspective and a num­ber of updated trans­forms – adap­ted to incor­por­ate the Z axis.

Animated CSS3 cube using 3D transforms

CSS 3D Meninas

I’ve took the classic paint The Maids of Honour (Las Meninas) and made this CSS pseudo-3D/parallax effect. It is pure CSS, so no javascript or flash involved: only CSS and HTML code.It has been tested and it is working on Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3, Opera 9, Safari 3, Chrome 4 and Konqueror 3.5, and it validates.

CSS 3D Meninas

3D transforms in Firefox 3.5 – the isocube

This demo was created by Zachary Johnson, a Minneapolis, MN based web developer who has also authored a jQuery plugin for animated “3D” rotation.I’d like to show an example of a visual effect that can be accomplished using the new -moz-transform CSS transformation property that is available in the Firefox 3.5 browser. I was very excited to see this feature added to Firefox because I knew it would allow me to produce a faux-3D isometric effect, also sometimes called 2.5D. I created a demo where HTML content is mapped onto the faces of a “3D” isometric cube:

3d demo isocube

3d animation using pure CSS3

A couple of days ago, somebody tweeted a great looking CSS3 example. I was absolutely stunned by the example And all that Malarkey created and was wondering how he was able to produce that kind of effect. I knew about the CSS3 transition property, but how to create that 3d effect?At that point, I started digging through the Safari Reference Library, where I eventually found the Safari CSS Visual Effects Guide: Transforms page. This page describes a CSS property I’ve never seen before: -webkit-perspective.The perspective property is what we need to create the 3d effect. Using transform and transition, we can create 3d animation using pure CSS3.

3d animation using pure CSS3

Css3 Cube

css3 cube 3d

Multiple 3D Cubes with animation using CSS

Multiple 3D Cubes with animation using CSS

Kick-ass CSS3 Support in IE6, 7, and 8

We all know that IE 6,7 not support the new increase CSS3 property, even with IE8 which is not fully ready for CSS3 yet. You know what, there is a script hack that helps you enable CSS3 support in IE (even with IE6) with new CSS3 properties, including: border-radius (rounded), box-shadow ( shadow), text-shadow (the shadow of the text).

Kick-ass CSS3 Support in IE6

Future of CSS: The Flexible Box Model

The Flexible Box Model is part of the CSS3 Specification that doesn’t really get a lot of attention. While everyone’s off checking out how to use selectors, the flexible box model is crying in the corner asking why no one pays him any attention, and rightfully so! The flexible box model has the potential to change the way we design our websites.

The Flexible Box Model

Impossible Things With CSS Now Possible With CSS3

Today will discuss about some basic properties of css3. Last week one of our reader asked me to post an article based on css3 basic and advanced properties so today we come up with some css3 basic properties.

Impossible Things With CSS Now Possible With CSS3


HTML 5 & CSS3 framework.

Social Icons in CSS3

After Beautiful sunset wallpaper , I came up with some social site icons made in only CSS3.For those icons I have used gradient,radius property.

Pure CSS3 Spiderman Cartoon w/ jQuery and HTML5 – Look Ma, No Flash!

Searching YouTube for inspiration I stumbled on to the intro of the classic 1967 spider-man cartoon series. While watching I realized that the animation was very basic. It was the paper doll sort of animation that lends itself perfectly to css3. Hmmm… “I could something like that with a little css3″, I thought.

Firefox support for CSS3 multiple backgrounds

James Hall saw the good news in Bugzilla that CSS3 multiple backgrounds are now in the Firefox tree, and you can test a Firefox Nightly (Minefield). Firefox joins Safari in the support.

You Can Use CSS3 Right Now

CSS3 makes a designer’s work easier because they’re able to spend less time hacking their CSS and HTML code to work in IE and more time crafting their design. It is the future of web design and can be used today.This article will hopefully show you to care a little less about making everything pixel perfect in IE. It will inspire you to spend more time making your designs exquisite in the rest of the browsers while serving up a working and perfectly accessible website for IE.

30 Essential CSS3 Resources

Web designers around the world are extremely excited about the power of CSS3 and the creative freedom it offers. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 29 resources for you to learn more.

Quick Tip: Understanding CSS3 Gradients

Creating an image only for the purpose of displaying a gradient is inflexible, and is quickly becoming a bad practice. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, they very well might still be required, but hopefully not for much longer. Thanks to Firefox and Safari/Chrome, we can now create powerful gradients with minimal effort. In this video quick tip, we’ll examine some of the differences in syntax when working with the -moz and -webkit vendor prefixes.

CSS3 Linear Gradients

With the advent of CSS3’s comes support for gradients, specifically, linear and radial gradients. CSS Gradients is supported in FF3.6+, Safari 2+ and Google Chrome. In FF3.6, gradients can currently only be applied to an element’s “background-image” or shorthand “background” properties.

Speed Up with CSS3 Gradients

WebKit browsers paved the way with CSS based gradients. Now Firefox 3.6 is out and is supporting them as well, which makes using them for progressive enhancement all the more appealing. More good news, CSS3 gradients fall into the camp where you can specify fallbacks (i.e. images) so that browsers that don’t support them just use the image instead.

Gradient Buttons with CSS3

I have been having a lot of fun messing around with CSS3 and received a lot of emails since I posted my tutorial for Creating Shadows with CSS3. I decided that putting together a quick tutorial on how to use multiple CSS3 effects at the same time to create a cool looking gradient button would show people just how amazing CSS3 is.

Gradient Tool

You can create cool gradient with just several clicks using this tool and it’s easy to use.

CSS3 Gradient Generator v2.0

The CSS3 Gradient Generator was created as showcase of the power of CSS based gradients as well as a tool for developers and designers to generate a gradient in CSS.CSS gradients generate an image result, meaning the result of a CSS gradient can be used anywhere an image can be used, be it a background-image, mask,border, or list item bullet.

Web Design Trend Showcase: Letterpress Text Effect

The trend that has become commonly known as ‘the letterpress effect’ has managed to make its way into a range of website designs. The effect itself is often added to text headers and buttons, giving an inset or debossed appearance. Take a look at this roundup of great examples of this trend, and follow on to a mini tutorial outlining how to create this effect in your own designs.

30 Examples Of CSS Text Shadows Out In The Wild

CSS Text Shadows can create a variety of different effects on a website,like being able to create depth, dimension, contrast and so on just with the plain CSS code. Using images to show letterpress effects or text shadows are beginning to be a thing of the past in Web Design. This is new trend in Web design and if you are not using it or are not aware of it you definitely need to see those best examples and start to use these features in your own designs! In order to continue check out – 22 Advanced CSS Text Effects And Web Typography Tips.

13 Websites with Letterpress

A showcase gallery of websites with Letterpress for design inspiration.

Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch

HTML5 and CSS3 have just arrived (kinda), and with them a whole new battle for the ‘best markup’ trophy has begun. Truth to be told, all these technologies are mere tools waiting for a skilled developer to work on the right project. As developers we shouldn’t get into pointless discussions of which markup is the best. They all lead to nowhere. Rather, we must get a brand new ideology and modify our coding habits to keep the web accessible.

Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch

Simple Website Layout Tutorial Using HTML 5 and CSS 3

As most of us know HTML 5 has created a big buzz on internet and is sure to give Adobe a hard time. Apple believes that HTML5 is what will define the web and would love to see more developers adopt it instead of Flash. Now that big video sites such as YouTube are testing support for HTML5 (Mashable).

Website Layout Tutorial Using HTML 5 and CSS 3

The Power of HTML 5 and CSS 3

Web designers can do some pretty cool stuff with HTML 4 and CSS 2.1. We can structure our documents logically and create information-rich sites without relying on archaic, table-based layouts. We can style our web pages with beauty and detail without resorting to inline font and tags. Indeed, our current design methods have taken us far beyond the hellish era of browser wars, proprietary protocols, and those hideous flashing, scrolling, and blinking web pages.

Power of HTML 5 and CSS 3

HTML5 Website Layout Tutorials and Inspiration

In webdevelopment you have to be in touch with latest technologies, if you really want to be on top. Now HTML5 is new its the fundamental language for web, so we all need to learn it thats why we have collected some tutorials on coding a layout with HTML5 and CSS3. We will come up with HTML5 Layout tutorial in upcoming days, Subscribe to our RSS feed to be in touch.

HTML5 Website Layout Tutorials and Inspiration

HTML5 Rocks My Socks Off

HTML5 and CSS3 are now able to be used in most modern browsers. You might be thinking to yourself why should I use such new technologies that don’t have complete cross browser compatibility? The answer to that is simple.

HTML5 Rocks My Socks Off

A Collection of HTML5 Resources and Tutorials

In this post we have collected as many helpful resources as we could on HTML5. As can be expected by any young language, the volume of tutorials and resources are a little thin on ground, but what tutorials we have collected are of a high standards are and the resources are indispensable and useful.

If you like watching paint dry and taking the longer road, you can of course read all about and stay up to date with HTML5 on the W3C here: HTML 5 – A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML.

Collection of HTML5 Resources and Tutorials

The Ultimate HTML5 Toolbox: 60+ Articles, Tutorials, Resources and Inspiring Showcases

HTML5 is the exciting and long-awaited upgrade to HTML, featuring semantic tags, advanced functionality, and forming a powerful combination with CSS3. Most developers have heard about HTML5, and are pretty excited to start using it, but as with any new technology, there is a learning curve. Since it’s a relatively new development, there aren’t quite the plethora of tutorials and articles as there are with HTML4. But not to worry, there are still more than enough resources to get you started.

25 Essential HTML5 Tutorials and Techniques

We are always close to the latest technologies – you know that, so today let’s cover some more info on the new fundamental markup language for the web – HTML5 that you all love so much.When saying about HTML5, developers mean the new semantic structural tags, API specs like canvas or offline storage, new inline semantic tags, etc. HTML5, in fact, is aimed at creating a comprehensive markup language for front-end development, able to provide qualitative information on the different elements of the page. But to help make some sense of what’s new and essential in HTML5, you could review some helpful and indispensable HTML5 tutorials that go over many of the major HTML5 aspects and new standards.

Essential HTML5  Tutorials and Techniques

HTML5 Forms. What support is there?

Jonathan Snook wrote about HTML5 forms and how they are coming. One of the biggest parts of HTML5 is the fact that we get lots of new tags as well as the APIs that we talk most often about.

25 Useful CSS3 Techniques and Tutorials

Css3 have a capacity to revolutionize the way we design/develop website. css3 is intoducing loads of new and exciting features. Most of the browsers such as Firefox, Safari already support some of the CSS3 properties

20 CSS3 Tutorials and Techiques for Creating Buttons

In May last year we published an article entitled 22 CSS Button Styling Tutorials and Techniques, it proved to be pretty popular, and the most amazing thing about that post is that none of the tutorials even touch on the subject of CSS3.. What a difference a year makes!

Of course CSS3 never rolled out last year, it has been around for a long time without ever entering mainstream web design. That was until last year when support arrived from the web browsers Safari, followed by Firefox and then Chrome. And CSS3 has been gaining momentum ever since.

33 Must Read CSS3 Tips, Tricks, Tutorial Sites and Articles

Since previous article about CSS text effects got really big attention I decided to research and find more interesting articles and websites just focused on CSS3, teaching you how to use it, showing pros and cons and much more. To be honest it’s hard for me to keep up with technologies myself, but we really cannot not to use those new great selectors to make our designs even more beautiful, user-friendly and lightweighted. However since HTML5 is sort of tied with CSS3, I will soon continue with HTML5 article as well, so don’t miss it and keep coming back! Enjoy!

50 Excellent Tutorials for Web Development Using CSS3

In this modern web world we offering CSS3 techniques in these really useful tutorials with many exciting features and latest practice, after an detail research session about CSS3 (Cascade Style Sheet) make an roundup where amazing ideas about Web Developments.

25 Out of the Box Tutorials powered by jQuery and CSS3

CSS3 is the latest member of Cascading Style Sheet family,born with some amazing new features,like rounded-corners,text-shadow and box-shadow or transparency.On the other hand,jQuery,the “Write less,do more” Javascript library is just amazing…its plugins simply kills Flash.Why to use Flash when we have jQuery and CSS3?

25 Essential Tutorials And Resources For Learning CSS3

There are many tutorials and resources for the CSS3. Most of the browsers such as Firefox, Safari already support some of the CSS3 properties. It is essential for a web designer to know about CSS3. Today, I will share the best tutorials and resources for learning about CSS3. These are the best tutorials I could find on CSS3. Hope you enjoy them.

CSS3 + Progressive Enhancement = Smart Design

CSS3 can do some pretty amazing stuff: text shadows, rgba transparency, multiple background images, embedded fonts, and tons more. It’s awesome, but not all browsers are up to snuff. As designers, it’s up to us to decide which browsers to support for our projects. While everyone has their own particular strategy, there seem to be three general approaches ..

CSS3 Exciting Functions and Features: 30+ Useful Tutorials

With version three of CSS, many exciting features will be implemented. CSS3 leads to greater flexibility and makes it much easier to recreate previously complex effects. Many time-saving rules are being thought up for CSS3: text-shadow, box-sizing, opacity, multiple backgrounds, border-radius, border-image ,multi-column layout, etc…

60 Excellent CSS3 Tutorials and Techniques You Should Know

In this post we present 60 Excellent CSS3 Tutorials and Techniques You Should Know that can strongly improve user experience, improve designer’s work-flow and replace dirty old workarounds that we used in Internet Explorer 6 & Co. Please notice that most techniques and tutorials presented below are experimental, and its good to have place at one post.

You Can Use CSS3 Right Now

CSS3 makes a designer’s work easier because they’re able to spend less time hacking their CSS and HTML code to work in IE and more time crafting their design. It is the future of web design and can be used today.

Designing for the Future with HTML5+CSS3 : Tutorials and Best Practices

In today’s post, we would like to showcase some of the best blogs and websites in the industry built with HTML5+CSS3. At the end of the post we would like you to check out detailed write-ups and tutorials that aims to demonstrate how we will be building websites when the specifications are finalized and the browser vendors have implemented them. Let’s get started marking up the blog page.

20 Must Know Recent CSS and CSS3 Resources and Tools

CSS is always the easiest method to improve websites design and functionality. Moreover, The next version of CSS (CSS3) will revolutionize the way websites works. Except Internet Explorer most of the modern browsers supports CSS3 features. Here we present to you 20 recent CSS & CSS3 tools and resources you need to be aware of as a web designer/developer.

5 CSS3 Techniques For Major Browsers using the Power of jQuery

CSS3 leads to greater flexibility and makes it much easier to recreate previously complex effects. Not all current browsers support CSS3, but it is however possible to create equivalent effects and serve it with the power of jQuery.

10 examples of futuristic CSS3 techniques

CSS3 has not been here for a long time, but talented designers have already found a lot of great ways to use it to create beautiful and efficient techniques. In this article, I’ll show you the top 10 examples of what you can do using the power of CSS3.

10 Amazing Examples of Innovative CSS3 Animation

CSS3 has brought about a number of aesthetically impressive new features. Perhaps the most fun of these to play with is CSS animation, which allows you to perform many motion-based functions normally delegated to JavaScript. Join me on my epic quest to discover the coolest, most innovative, and more importantly, nerdiest use of CSS animation on the web. Begin!