CSS3 Tricks That Will Literally Blow Your Mind


You can never get enough of CSS if you are a designer or a developer, such is the charm of CSS. One of the best creation, CSS, may seem a lot at first and hence is assumed to be complicated. But, once you start with it, it’s so fun and simple that you would love to know it more and more.

CSS3, the stylesheet language has become much more powerful in many ways. To give you an overview and some inspiration, we bring to you 7 awesome CSS3 tricks that will change the way you design a website.

CSS Neon glow fonts

CSS Neon glow fonts

You can make the text glow like this with Neon effect in pure CSS3.

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Create new loaders

The same rotating circle used to represent loading action is boring now. Try creating beautiful loading spinners with CSS3.

Animated CSS3 Bubble Buttons

Animated Bubble Buttons

You can make the buttons appear more appealing with the power of CSS3. The useful set of animated buttons can easily convert any link on your page into an animated button by just assigning a class name. Guess what, you can do this without Javascript.

stereoscopic 3D effect

3d Texts And Models

In CSS3, you can create a stereoscopic 3D effect on texts using few blurred shadows as well as an interactive 3D model.

CSS3 Parallax Effect

The Parallax Effect

A website trend where the background content (i.e. an image) is moved at a different speed than the foreground content while scrolling, known as the parallax scrolling effect can be easily created on CSS3 without relying on Javascript.

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A Menu For Menu Styles

CSS3 should have a menu for the types of the menu you can create with it, such are the options. Whether you want a cool overlapped pure CSS menu or a circular one, an animated sliding vertical menu or a blur menu with CSS3 transitions, a fly-out one or a minimalistic one, a wheel or a multilevel drop down or a gooey one, name any, CSS3 has the power to create all.

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Hover Effects

Mostly the portfolio section or product gallery are represented in a grid. For that, now you are no more required to be dependent on Javascript as CSS3 can do the trick. Here is a cool example of nice hover effects.

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Pure Css GUI Icons (Experimental)

An experiment that uses pseudo-elements to create 84 simple GUI icons using CSS and semantic HTML. Shared as an exercise in creative problem solving and working within constraints. This is not a “production ready” CSS icon set.


This is not the end, there is a long list of things you can do with CSS, we’ve just highlighted a few. Using CSS instead of JavaScript, whenever possible, has some huge advantages: Unlike JavaScript, CSS cannot be turned off, thus providing a better user experience. CSS animations, transitions and transforms are hardware-accelerated by default and with modern CSS you can leave out heavy JavaScript libraries.

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