14 Amazing And Fresh CSS3 Effects 2012

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.

CSS thus can make your website look more impressive definitely. CSS has immensely changed the web typography too. Now you probably wouldn’t have to use JavaScript images to insert text styling and neat effects. With CSS your profile’s looks, its attractiveness and usefulness can definitely be enhanced and it is sure to attract more and more people. If you are looking for a map of Chicago, why don’t you check out this cool infographic and see what awaits you in Chicago city.

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.


1) 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.

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.

4) Fun 3D CSS3 Effect

It’s got nice hover tile effects, etc. it was pretty fun looking, thought maybe someone could grab it and run with it!

5) Using Target to Create a Lightbox Effect with CSS3

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.

6) Sliding Vinyl with CSS3

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.

7) jslickmenu a jQuery Plugin for Slick CSS3 Menus

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.

8 ) Text Shadow Box/ Text Shadow Box

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


10) Adding an Outline to Your Text Using the CSS3 Text Stroke Property

In this tutorial you will see how to add an outline, or stroke, to your text using the CSS3 text-stroke property.


11) Scaling Web Page Elements Using the CSS3 Scale Transform

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.

12) An Intro to CSS3 Effects

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.


13) Menu with CSS3 Effects and Notification Bubbles

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.


14) Beautiful Lightbox Effect with CSS3

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.

3 thoughts on “14 Amazing And Fresh CSS3 Effects 2012

  1. James Smith

    Nice collections of Amazing And Fresh CSS3 Effects 2012 with different sliding effects. Best to implement everyone in their websites with some effective changes.

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