14 Amazing CSS3 Animations and Renderings

14 Amazing CSS3 Animations and Renderings

Posted by Rainey

In 2012, CSS3 animations were on the horizon as browsers began to adopt the new syntax. These animations have now become more common as developers continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with HTML and CSS
These will not work in all browsers but should with a newer version of Chrome, Safari or Firefox and many work in IE9+. Hopefully these CSS3 animations and examples will leave you inspired!

CSS3 Animation Using Sprite Sheets

This tutorial shows how to use a sprite sheet of Mario drawings to animate him running and throwing a punch.
css3-animation-sprite-sheet

 

W is for Windmill

Here is a fully animated Windmill using only HTML and CSS.
windmill-css3-animation

 

CSS3 Animated Charts

A little more practical, this example creates charts that animate on page load.
css3-animated-chart

CSS Spinning Loader Animation

Here is a nice loading animation using CSS3.
css-loading-animation

The Opera Logo Rendered in CSS3

Checkout the Opera logo rendered using CSS3 border-radius, background gradient and box-shadow.

css3-opera-logo

 

CSS3 Rain on Window Animation

This is a very cool effect using only CSS and HTML.
css-raining-animation

 

Our Solar System in CSS3

Our solar system fully rendered and animated with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations.
our-solar-system-css3

CSS1/2 Animated Coca-Cola Can

Okay, I broke the rules of the post, but this is still cool.
css3-animated-coca-cola-can

 

CSS3 3D City

How to build an animated 3D City with CSS3.
CSS3-3D-City

iOS Icons Rendered using CSS3

A nice set of Apple iOS icons rendered with CSS3 goodness. Do yourself a favor on this one and inspect the elements.
css3-ios-icons

CSS3 Digital Clock

A sweet looking digital clock in CSS3.
CSS3 Digital Clock

 

CSS3 as Lighting Effects

CSS3 as lighting effects! This demo is created using CSS gradients, masks, box shadows and transforms.
CSS3-lighting-effects

 

 

Typography Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

These typography effects are less experimental and more real world ready.
css3-typography-effects

 

Mac OS X Lion in CSS3

Roar. And JavaScript, but hey, this is cool.

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    • http://www.jefferymoore.net Jeffery Moore

      Man, these are amazing. I had absolutely no idea any form of 3D was possible with CSS, but it obviously is in webkit. Hopefully these will be supported enough that they can all become a part of our standard CSS toolbelt soon!

      • Rainey

        I hear you! And, I can’t wait for the SVG filters to come to Chrome this spring. More on that later.