25 Useful CSS3 Techniques and Tutorials
Css3 have a capacity to revolutionize the way we design/develop website. css3 is intoducing loads of new and exciting features. Most of the browsers such as Firefox, Safari already support some of the CSS3 properties
It is essential today for a web designer to know about CSS3 and there are many tutorials and resources for the CSS3. Below i’ve listed 25 Useful CSS3 Techniques and Tutorials to get you started with CSS3, hope you find this collection useful
1.) Create a Dynamic Stack of Index Cards using CSS3
We will create a dynamic stack of index cards solely with HTML and CSS3 and use such CSS3 features as transform and transition (for the dynamic effects) and @font-face, box-shadow and border-radius (for the styling).
2.) CSS3 Analogue Clock
3.) Awesome Overlays with CSS3
The trick with these overlays is the gradient border, going form a lighter to darker orange as you go from top to bottom. To create that effect we used to the border-image property, which is a tricky little addition to CSS.
4.) CSS3 & Flexible UI: Avoid Recutting UI Graphics for Mobile
What if we could replace almost all of the graphical UI elements within Fennec with CSS created equivalents? As a designer, am I comfortable bypassing Photoshop and letting CSS run the pixel rodeo? After a few initial tests, the answer to both of those questions was a very solid “yes”. A solid “friggin’ right” if in Cape Breton.
5.) Create A Sexy Vertical Sliding Panel Using jQuery And CSS3
So, what about a vertical sliding panel that would act as some sort of drawer instead of the usual top horizontal sliding panel that pushes everything else down when it opens? While thinking of alternatives to the usual horizontal panels, I thought it would be nice to create something that works in a similar way, but that is a bit more flexible.
6.) Create Depth And Nice 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3
We will use box-shadow to create a drop-shadow with RGBa, a color model that allows an optimized contrast with any kind of backgrounds. RGBa is the standard RGB model (0,0,0 – 255,255,255) and it adds the last option (a) for the opacity. We can use this model also for other properties and it works with the new browser.
7.) Sweet AJAX Tabs With jQuery 1.4 & CSS3
This post is a tutorial of making an AJAX-powered tab page with CSS3 and the newly released jQuery 1.4.
8.) Sweet tabbed navigation bar using CSS3
Although I don’t understand why animations have been added in CSS3, this upcoming standard does have a couple of very neat features added to the CSS we’re using today. I wanted to take a couple of these new things, and create a Sweet tabbed navigation using CSS3.
9.) Create a Beautiful Looking Custom Dialog Box With jQuery and CSS3
This custom dialog box is one of the scripts in that website and I think it will be quite useful for all of us. The reason I have this custom dialog box is to overcome the inconsistencies across different browsers. And, of course, it uses CSS3 to style everything.
10.) Building Coverflow With CSS Transforms
I was able to create a coverflow effect that actually flows and animates in real-time, without using canvas or prerendered graphics.
12.) Going Nuts with CSS Transitions
I’m going to show you how CSS 3 transforms and WebKit transitions can add zing to the way you present images on your site.
13.) Fun with CSS3 and Mootols
These examples came about when experimenting with the extend property in MooTools. By extending the styles class I could add CSS3 properties into the Core MooTools framework and do CSS3 animations.
14.) 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.
15.) CSS3 animations and their jQuery equivalents
This tutorial/these examples will show the use of the same HTML, with different classes for CSS3 and jQuery. You can compare both the codes and see which one you like more. Don’t forget to check the demo/download the source code to view how everything is working under the hood.
16.) 3D Cube using new CSS transformations
17.) Super Awesome Buttons with CSS3 and RGBA
One of our favorite things about CSS3 is the addition of RGBA, a color mode that adds alpha-blending to your favorite CSS properties. We’ve kicked the tires on it a bit with our own projects and have found that it helps streamline our CSS and makes scaling things like buttons very easy. To show you how, we’ve cooked up an example with some super awesome, scalable buttons.
18.) Shadows and CSS3
I’m currently working on a design that uses text-shadow and box-shadow, with RGBA in place to create the shadow color. I wanted to tweet about this technique because it’s simple and awesome, but to my surprise I couldn’t find a good, quick tutorial that covered the use of both text and box-shadow, along with RGBA. So I decided to create one.
I learned this technique from Dan Cederholm’s Handcrafted CSS book, so if you’re able I’d recommend just going out and grabbing that, as he explains it much more elegantly and thoroughly than I ever could.
19.) The CSS3 :not() selector
There isn’t a lot of information to be found about the :not() selector. The specifications only offer 3 lines of text and a couple of examples. So lets see what it can do!
20.) Working With RGBA Colour
CSS3 introduces a couple of new ways to specify colours, and one of those is RGBA. The A stands for Alpha, which refers to the level of opacity of the colour, or to put it another way, the amount of transparency. This means that we can set not only the red, green and blue values, but also control how much of what’s behind the colour shows through. Like with layers in Photoshop.
21.) Editable CSS3 Image Gallery
We build a pretty typical image gallery design pattern, a grid of images that pop up larger when clicked. But this image gallery page makes use of hot semantic HTML5 markup, loads of visual treats with CSS3 and jQuery, and made editable through the CMS PageLime. Quick reminder, the demo is awesome-est in a WebKit browser (Safari or Chrome).
22.) CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery
Magical things can be done by combining various CSS properties, especially when some of the new CSS3 tricks are thrown into the mix. Let’s take a look at building a cool looking stack of Polaroid photos with pure CSS styling.
23.) Rounded Corners with CSS3
As CSS3 gets closer to becoming the new standard for mainstream design, the days of rounded corners through elaborate background images is fading. This means less headache and time spent working out alternatives for each browser.
24.) 11 Classic CSS Techniques Made Simple with CSS3
We’ve all had to achieve some effect that required an extra handful of divs or PNGs. We shouldn’t be limited to these old techniques when there’s a new age coming. This new age includes the use of CSS3. In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you eleven different time-consuming effects that can be achieved quite easily with CSS3.
25.) How to bring CSS3 features into your design