Our Faves: 12 Pure CSS Demos to Ignite Your Imagination
Pure CSS for Website Designs
Put the full power of CSS to work on your website. From buttons, to form labels and navigation, to animation, pure CSS can be pure genius. Don’t believe us? Check out these useful applications:
3D Toggle Switch. We don’t know which is cooler: the 3D effect, the color animation, or the fact that this toggle switch demo was made with pure CSS. There are so many places you could incorporate this!
One Button, Many Functions. Now here’s an innovative approach to the age old UI problem of presenting options. This pen creates a multifunction button out of a single button with just a single click. What a great idea!
Button Animations. Pure CSS is used to create button animations. The animation clearly lets the user know their vote has been cast and counted. We vote “Yes” for most creative use of pure CSS.
Floating Labels. Forms are easier for users to fill out with tips. Pure CSS makes the code easier to maintain. It’s a match made in heaven when CSS is used to create these floating text fields. This is one cool effect with many applications.
Preloading Animations. Keep users engaged with one of these animated preloaders. Preloaders only last seconds (hopefully!) but they deserve your full attention. This demo includes six preloaders styled and animated with pure CSS.
One Mixin Many Effects. Flat design is so last week. Just one Sass mixin and pure CSS gives you the ability to create trendy long shadows with different effects. This is great for websites, newsletters, and more.
Pure CSS Demos to Spark Creativity
Stuck in a rut? Summer heat and humidity can sap those creative juices. Here are some demos that show what you can create with pure CSS. They are as refreshing and inspiring as a cold drink on a hot day. It’s virtual lemonade for your creativity.
Background Cinema Effect. Ditch the static background and go for this subtle animation. Low opacity and animations applied to a couple of pseudo elements with background images give you a cinema affect that reminds you of when films were actually on film.
Circle Animation. This animation demo was inspired by the recent Android firmware update. It’s a great example of what you achieve with pure CSS, keyframes, and a little creativity.
3D Animation. Use CSS to create animation in a flash without using Flash. It’s pure CSS powered by the transform-style property. This stunning 3D demo was coded in a mere 20 minutes; imagine what you could do in half an hour.
Rotating Sphere. Who says disco is dead? This rotating 3D sphere is pure magic. No black magic involved; just the magic of pure CSS keyframes.
We hope these demos show you the power of pure CSS. Just add your own creativity and you can make some amazing things for the web. What have you created with pure CSS? Comment and let us know.