CSS3 Lightbox Today we want to show you how to create a neat lightbox effect using only CSS. The idea is to have some thumbnails that are clickable, and once clicked, the respective large image is shown. Using CSS transitions and animations, we can make the large image appear in a fancy way. View demo Download source With the help of the pseudo-class :target, we will be able to show the lightbox images and navigate through them. The beautiful images are by Joanna Kustra and they are licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Creative Commons License. Please note that this will only work with browsers that support the :target pseudo class. Let’s do it! The Markup We want to show a set of thumbnails, each one having a title that will appear on hover. The anchor for the thumbnail will point to the element with the id image-1 which is the division with the class lb-overlay. Note that we only use a navigation in the last demo. Let’s beautify this naked markup. The CSS And that’s all the style! Demos
Original Hover Effects with CSS3 The power of CSS3 is enormous and in this tutorial we will see how to exploit it in a very creative way. We are going to create some thumbnail hover effects with CSS3 transitions. On hover over a thumbnail, we will reveal some description of the thumbnail, using a different style in each example. View demo Download source Please note that this will only work properly in modern browsers that support the CSS3 properties in use. The Markup The structure of markup is very simple and intuitive. Inside the view insert an element with the class mask that will be responsible for our effects driven by CSS3 and inside it we will put a title, description and a link to the full image. <div class="view"><img src="image.gif" /><div class="mask"><h2>Title</h2><p>Your Text</p><a href="#" class="info">Read More</a></div></div> The CSS After creating our markup we’re going to set our style. And now we’ll look at the ten effects. Example 1 And now comes the heart of our effect. Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
Item Blur Effect with CSS3 and jQuery Today we want to show you how to create a simple blur effect for text-based items. The idea is to have a set of text boxes that will get blurred and scaled down once we hover over them. The item in focus will scale up. This will create some kind of "focus" effect that drwas the attention to the currently hovered item. View demo Download source Today we want to show you how to create a simple blur effect for text-based items. We’ll be using CSS3 transitions and some jQuery to apply the respective classes. Since we will be using transitions, this effect will only work properly in browsers that support them. So let’s start! The Markup The structure will be a section with some articles in i. Let’s look at the style. The CSS The main container will be of fixed width and centered: Let’s clear the floats (out articles will be floating) with the help of the :before and :after pseudo elements: Now, let’s style the article items. For Webkit browsers we’ll also add -webkit-backface-visibility: hidden
Blur Menu with CSS3 Transitions There are so many great things we can do with the additional properties and possibilities that CSS3 brings along. Today I want to show you how to experiment with text shadows and with transitions in order to achieve a blur effect that we'll apply to a menu on hovering over the elements. The main idea is to blur the other items while enhancing the one we are currently hovering. View demo Download source There are so many great things we can do with the additional properties and possibilities that CSS3 brings along. The images in the demos are by fabulous Mark Sebastian and they are licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) License. Please note that this will only work properly in modern browsers and unfortunately Internet Explorer does not belong to that category yet since it does not support transitions (and many other suggested CSS3 properties that others do support). The Markup Let’s create the HTML structure for our menu first. Now we’ll add some style!