CSS or cascading style sheets is basically a style sheet language that is used to describe presentation semantics and also the looks and formatting of a document that is originally written in a mark-up language.
It is basically used to design web
pages but can also be used for plain document. CSS has definitely helped in speeding up the process of web development. CSS adds to the attractiveness of the website and it has given a great chance to the web designers to enhance
their website and make it look more amazing. What CSS does is that it basically separates the document content from the presentation semantics. It also helps in adding fonts and layouts.
Another amazing thing is that adding beauty to your websites is immensely easy and a simple process. Here we have listed some awesome and cool CSS3 Effects 2012, have a look at them and please share your thoughts in our comments section below.
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.
2) Text Shadow
CSS3 finally eliminates the need for Photoshop when all you want to do is a simple shadow.
3) CSS3 Polaroids
In this playground adventure, we use some awesome CSS2 and CSS3 to turn an otherwise unassuming list of images into a full-blown set of polaroid pictures.
It’s got nice hover tile effects, etc. it was pretty fun looking, thought maybe someone could grab it and run with it!
A full explanation of what it does can be found on the W3 site but for the purposes of this tutorial, we will be using it to create a Lightbox effect.
We take a standard album cover, a little HTML, and some CSS3 transitions and transforms to create a sliding vinyl effect for showing off the music you love.
The plugin called jSlickmenu, creates, well, slick menus with jQuery. Combined with some great CSS3 features likes rotation and shadows, this plugin can really lift up your design. It’s fairly easy to use, highly customizable and pretty cool (and fun!) to see.
Move your cursor over the box to cast a shadow with the spotlight. This demo uses the CSS property
text-shadow, supported in Safari, Firefox 3.5, Opera, and Chrome.
9) CSS3 Tilt Shift text
In this tutorial you will see how to add an outline, or stroke, to your text using the CSS3 text-stroke property.
CSS3 transforms allow you to apply various visual effects to the items in your Web pages, including scaling elements to either increase or decrease their size.
CSS3 Effects can be very useful. What could previously only be accomplished by creating images can now be done with a few simple lines of CSS code. An introduction to these effects can be found in this article.
This Menu with CSS3 Effects and Notification Bubbles has everything you need. The functionality is divided in different parts and that makes it very powerful.
So you can learn “how to create a neat lightbox effect using only CSS” with this article. its awesome and beautiful Lightbox Effect with using CSS3. So the effect is to have some thumbnails that are clickable, and once clicked, the respective small and large image is shown.