CSS is the most popular language considered best option for dealing with visual effects, layouts and web form design by developer and designers which demands bit creativity, skill and a bit of experimentation. Both excite and frustrate comes along with CSS3 for web designers and web developers. Here, we are mainly focusing on the new possibilities that CSS versions brings with it to solve some basic problems faced by every developer and designer especially beginners.
Over the internet, you will find out thousands of website displaying most of the web content through images, animations, sound, video etc to enhance real-time user interaction. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is one of the most recommended simple and straightforward language to dispaly and control presentation layer of the content present in a web document over internet. The best part is that CSS allow you to styling entirely separate from the content.
Over past few years, CSS has become incredible popular when it comes to beautiful and intuitive CSS-based website designs. As developers, we always try to make things working in every browser with a minimal amount of code so that there is scope for future website maintenance. In today’s post on “Useful CSS Tutorials for Web Developers”, we are going to present some more advanced and clever CSS techniques and tricks to improve users’ web browsing experience. This post mainly covers different interesting CSS-techniques for navigation menus, CSS lists, CSS buttons and lots more.
Essential CSS Techniques and Tricks worth paying attention
Here are very useful and valuable CSS techniques and tricks to solve common CSS issues. A best collection of essential techniques and tricks can be explored as below to build most successful CSS-based web pages.
This is a wonderful CSS technique where CSS transforms and positioning has been used to create a beautiful high quality CSS-based slideshow powered by pure CSS for a web portal. You can visit live demo of this CSS technique at http://www.designmadeingermany.de/#a31 . However, its documentation is not available yet.
This is an amazing example of development level 3 of CSS can be considered one of the best artistic approach for styling and designing websites. this masterpiece has been inspired by Picassos “Guernica” footage – the origin relation between our tutor Javier Roman Cortes and Picasso, both from Malaga. Here, the picture sliced and separated into different layers and then, amazing animation effects has been added to it. This CSS3 work is highly compatible with Safari web browser only.
This is an amazing experiment done by Andrew Hoyer. Here, you will see a walking man implemented by using CSS3 animations and simple HTML coding. It is the best example of a CSS transformation well applied to an element. Unfortunately, this type of interesting stuff works only in Webkit-browsers like Chrome and Safari.
Spin those Icons with CSS3
This is a great technique through which you can create an amazing animated semitransparent image captions for a particular image by using CSS3 transitions. It’s really outstanding trick to create image caption.
Have you ever thought about making triangles for breadcrumb navigation with pure CSS? Yes it’s possible and pretty simple too. To do so you need to make a block level element with zero width and zero height and a colored border on one side and transparent borders on the two adjacent sides. This type of triangles are perfect for little arrow sticking out from speech bubbles, navigation pointers, and lots more.
This is an amazing example of Pure CSS(3) accordion by Harry Robert in two versions – a horizontal and a vertical. This Pure CSS(3) accordion created by using semantic HTML, CSS and some nice progressive CSS3.
Tim Van Damme come up with an excellent but simple CSS web design created by using transitions, animations and subtle hover-effects. Here, notice favicons are used as a background-image for attribute selectors. Visit it in webkit browsers to experience this creative stuff best.
CSS3 range slider, checkbox + radio button
This is another great technique for creating Wicked CSS3 3d bar chart with animation hovering over. Here, several bars are placed under each other instead of creating a “stacked” one.
Here, you will be able to see an ongoing attempt and alternative methods to create an elastic thumbnail spruce up menu which magnifies menu items beautifully when items expand upwards.