25 Best CSS3 Transitions and Animation Tutorials


CSS3 Transitions have become common in UI’s and they do provide for a cleaner, sophisticated and pleasant experience. This article is packed with some interesting techniques you should be aware of when working with CSS transitions.

Here are 25 CSS3 transition and animation tutorials to create fun link effects and enhance user experience. Hope you can find a way to use these techniques in your next project.

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Caption Hover Effects

In this tutorial you will learn how to create some simple, yet stylish hover effects for image captions.

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Nifty Modal Window Effects

There are infinite possibilities for transitioning the appearance of a dialog box and we wanted to provide some ideas of how to show dialog boxes and provide some inspiration.

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Dynamic Grid with Transitions

A dynamic grid layout that let’s you choose how many rows and columns of items are shown. Partly based on the visualization of Google Trends, except that you can add transitions.


Expanding Overlay Effect

A tutorial about how to create a simple expanding overlay effect using the CSS clip property and CSS transitions.


Simple Icon Hover Effects

Learn how to create simple icon hover effects using CSS transitions and animations on the anchors and their pseudo-elements.

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Pseudo-Elements Animations and Transitions

In this tutorial we are going to experiment with animations and transitions on pseudo-elements (:before and :after) to discover their potential.

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Animated 3D Bar Chart with CSS3

A tutorial on how to create an animated 3d bar chart using CSS only.

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Fullscreen Layout with Page Transitions

A simple responsive layout with some fancy page transitions. The idea is to show four items initially and expand them. Some additional page transitions are added for inner items.


Fullscreen Pageflip Layout

Learn how to create a fullscreen pageflip layout using BookBlock. The idea is to flip the content like book pages and access the pages via a sidebar menu that will slide out from the left.


Page Transitions

A showcase collection of various page transition effects using CSS animations..

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Simple YouTube Menu Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to recreate the effect of YouTube’s little left side menu. The idea is to slide a little menu icon to the right side while revealing some menu item list beneath.

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Text Opening Sequence with CSS Animations

A simple and fun text opening sequence effect with blurry letters using CSS animations..


Understanding the CSS Clip Property

Learn about the underused and often misunderstood CSS clip property and understand how to apply it for some nifty effects.


Interactive Infographic with SVG and CSS Animations

Learn how to build an interactive animated infographic using SVG, CSS and JavaScript.


Create Bounce Effect with CSS3 Animation

Learn how to create a notification bar with bounce effect…

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Animated Buttons with CSS3

Learn how to create some animated link elements with different styles, hover effects and active states.

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Creative CSS3 Animation Menus

In this tutorial you will learn some creative menu hover effects using only CSS transitions and animations.


Build a portfolio with CSS3 transitions

Build a modern, interactive portfolio page using CSS3 transitions to replace jQuery animation and HTML5 markup.


More efficient CSS3 transitions

This is less of a tutorial on how to build a specific thing and more of a demonstration of a handy visual shortcut we can take when applying transitions to multiple things.


Create a page turn effect

This tutorial walks you through creating a stunning page turn effect to enhance a portfolio image gallery.

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Create a unique contact form with css3 transitions

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an effect of a letter sliding out from an envelope on mouse hover.

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Animated Profile Popover

An animated profile popover / context menu with a nice show/hide transition.

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Fancy Image Gallery with CSS Transitions

Tutorial for creating a fancy image gallery with CSS3 transitions combined with CSS :hover pseudo-class without JavaScript needed!


3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

A tutorial about how to create 3D thumbnail hover effects with CSS 3D transforms and jQuery.


CSS3 Animations for Image Transitions

In this tutorial I want to share some experimental 3D image transitions with you that use CSS3 animations and jQuery. We’ll be using CSS3 3D Transforms for Webkit only.


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