It is as if the web browser is like an empty canvas that they can play around with. Featured here are just 18 examples of the cool and creative things that people have built using CSS. From original characters to interesting animations, there’s plenty to inspire you to mess around with CSS on your own.
Chris Pattle created the members of the Simpsons family using only CSS. He took each character’s face, broke it up into smaller shapes then pieced them back together. He even animated the eyes to breathe some life into the characters.
If you can’t get over the Minion craze (courtesy of the ‘Despicable Me‘ movies), you’ll be going bananas for this. Amr Zakaria has created Minions using pure CSS. The Minions come complete with blinking eyes and a friendly wave.
This is an amazing example of text-shadow implementation to achieve the broken neon signage effect with CSS. Mouse over to see the lights on the letters ‘c’, ‘n’ and ‘i ‘dim slightly.
It’s a simple block of cheese, or is it? Hugo Giraduel created this 3D cheese block using CSS. I don’t know about you but it kind of looks like a certain household item too.
Another one of Hugo Giraudel’s work. This time, he created an 8-bit character using only one element.
Resize your browser window and the cat’s body will stretch or compress accordingly with the browser window’s width. How far do you think you can stretch or squash the CSS-kitty?
Here’s another fun one. When you scroll to the right, slowly, it looks as though you are spinning or rotating the Coke can. An awesome effect done purely with CSS.
This toggle button made by Dan Eden was inspired by the iOS7 toogle. If you try it out for yourself, you’ll be able to see how similiar this is to the original iOS7 toogle button.
This is another adorable Minion done in the style of a drawing crafted from CSS.
Take a look at the animation’s demo and you will see the smooth transition of the menu shape into another shape.
Do you believe that this shiny Tesla truck is made of just a single
div element? Not to mention that it also has great details with the lighting and the front light. Pretty impressive.
An animated snow fall. Made with 200 hundreds
div and CSS animation. It could be a perfect background for your website during the winter season or Christmas.
A playing card made entirely with just HTML and CSS even the details like the King’s shirt and the body.
A switch UI with a heart shape. You could possibly use it to make your website or app look mores unconventional.
What’s better than a Christmas tree? A swinging Christmas tree made fully with CSS animation. A perfect decoration for your website during Christmas.
If you’re not a fan of the Tesla truck, what about this classic VW camper van?
With Pug templates, SCSS, precission calculation we can make this square swirl.
With just CSS we can now also add shadow to text. Not just one but several to make it more alive like below.
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