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How to use CSS3 animation

In CSS3 we have two ways of creating animations: We have CSS Transitions that allow us to create some simple effects for things like hover; and we also have CSS Animations for more complicated effects. We can in fact create pretty much any animation we want using pure CSS and since it works with keyframes it uses a system we are already used to seeing in software like After Effects and Flash. In this article I'll get you through the basics of animating with vanilla CSS.   Browser support ... CSS Animations...

How to use CSS3 transforms

CSS has developed exponentially in a relatively short time. From a language that began with simple style choices, we’ve developed a sophisticated way of laying out content. CSS3 has tons of amazing features, and one of the key aspects is the ability to modify an element using CSS Transforms.   Browser support ... Browser support for transforms is actually fairly extensive; 2D transforms are supported by all major browsers, including IE9 and above; 3D transforms are supported by all modern...

How to use Animate.css

Let’s face it, the parts of CSS3 that first caught our attention were the animations and transitions. They’re something we never had before without the inclusion of JavaScript. And just because it’s CSS, doesn't mean there aren’t libraries out there to help you. One of them being Animate.css. What is Animate.css? ... Animate.css is a library that comes with dozens of cross-browser fun animations built-in that you can use in your project very easily. It’s the same idea as some of the JavaScript...

How to use CSS text stroke

CSS3 is evolving in such a way that we can translate pretty much everything we create in Photoshop into CSS code. However one thing we haven't had so far is a text stroke. We can add shadows to text, but until now there was no viable solution for text stroke. Now we have a webkit solution that introduces us to text stroke using only CSS. Browser support ... This property is still experimental and not safe in all browsers but you can also set some defaults that will only act up when the user is using a browser that...

How to use clipping and masking in CSS

CSS is growing more sophisticated all the time, with new tools for us to use. In this article I'll talk about one new feature: clipping with clip-path and masking. clip-path and masking are two properties that push the boundaries of the box model a little further than we've seen before. Browser support ... Happily, browser support is pretty good for clip-path. For desktop browsers it's supported as far back as IE9 (although some older browsers need vendor prefixes, as we'll see). The only real issue...

Introducing viewport units

With the introduction of CSS3 we’ve seen huge advancements in web technology, and the last few years have felt like golden ones for anyone working on the Web. One great addition that hasn’t been talked up enough is viewport units. They’re anew kind of CSS3 unit that allow you to size elements relative to the viewport. Browser support ... The browser support for viewport units is surprisingly good. There’s full support in all the latest desktop browsers. IE has had full support since IE9 (although...

Introducing CSS variables

If there is one thing a language needs to qualify as a programming language, it’s variables; they’re incredibly useful, save us a bunch of work and typing, and improve coding all-round. This is exactly what CSS didn’t have. Pre-processors like Sass and Less used them, but vanilla CSS never had variables. Until now. They’ve been on the horizon for a while, but only recently have variables started to be implemented in CSS, let’s take a look at how they work. Browser support ... Currently CSS...

How to create a flip effect with CSS3 transforms

Over the last couple of years CSS has evolved more than we could ever imagined. Styling and layout are now entirely in our hands, although the best thing about CSS3 in my eyes are the Transforms, particularly the 3D ones. With transforms we can move elements through a 3D world, and today I’ll demonstrate this by creating a flip effect. Browser support ... The browser support for 3D transforms is a little lacking, but on the whole not too bad. It’s supported by all webkit browsers using the webkit prefix,...
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