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85+ Useful CSS3 Tutorials for Web Designers and Developers

CSS3 has been making a buzz around the web community apparently because it does not only control the styling of the web page, but also the behavioral aspects of the design. The design industry is probably one of the fastest changing and growing. Designers have to keep their eyes on everything, including new trends in visual design, as well as interaction technologies like jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3.

Now that most browsers support the majority of the features CSS3 offers, it’s important for developers to catch up and be aware of the power of CSS3. Using CSS3 proficiently makes designing a lot more fun. With a good command of CSS3, you can create beautiful designs with great efficiency and ease.

In this post today, I would like to share with you 89 amazing and beautiful CSS3 tutorials for creating various web design elements and interactions.
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1- Putting CSS Clip to Work: Expanding Overlay Effect

A tutorial about how to create a simple expanding overlay effect using the CSS clip property and CSS transitions.

Putting CSS Clip to Work: Expanding Overlay Effect

2- Animated CSS3 Photo Stack

In this tutorial, we are going to build an animated photo stack, which will use all kinds of fancy effects to transition between a set of images.

Animated CSS3 Photo Stack

3- Annotation Overlay Effect with CSS3

A tutorial about how to create an overlay effect to show some more details of an item or image. The effect is CSS-only and uses a combination of the :checked pseudo-class with the sibling combinator.

Annotation Overlay Effect with CSS3

4- Splash and Coming Soon Page Effects with CSS3

CSS3 opens up so many crazy possibilities and today we want to show you how to go wild with splash and coming soon page effects using CSS3 animations.

 Splash and Coming Soon Page Effects with CSS3

5- Responsive CSS Timeline with 3D Effect

A tutorial about how to create an experimental CSS-only timeline with a 3D effect. The idea is to expand a content area when the associated radio input is selected.

Responsive CSS Timeline with 3D Effect

6- Interactive Infographic with SVG and CSS Animations

Learn how to build an interactive animated infographic using SVG, CSS and JavaScript.

Interactive Infographic with SVG and CSS Animations

7- Fluid CSS3 Slideshow with Parallax Effect

In this tutorial we will create a slideshow with a parallax effect using several CSS3 properties.

Fluid CSS3 Slideshow with Parallax Effect

8- CSS-Only Responsive Layout with Smooth Transitions

A tutorial on how to create a 100% width and height smooth scrolling layout with CSS only. Using a radio button navigation and sibling combinators we will trigger transitions to the respective content panels, creating a "smooth scrolling" effect.

CSS-Only Responsive Layout with Smooth Transitions

9- Sliding Image Panels with CSS3

Today we'll show you how to create some neat sliding image panels with CSS only. The idea is to use background images for the panels and animate them when clicking on a label.

Sliding Image Panels with CSS3

10- Make an accordion style slider in CSS3

No Javascript used. The markup and the CSS logic are very simple. This slider is scalable to any number of images and can be easily used in websites. A very functional piece, not just fashion.

Make an accordion style slider in CSS3

11- Rotating Words with CSS Animations

In today’s tutorial we’ll create another typography effect. The idea is to have some kind of sentence and to rotate a part of it. We’ll be “exchanging” certain words of that sentence using CSS animations.

Rotating Words with CSS Animations

12- CSS3 image slider with stylized thumbnails

Learn to make a fade-in-out image slider with thumbnails which have active styles. The slider does not have any page jump when you click on the thumbnails.

CSS3 image slider with stylized thumbnails

13- Portfolio Flipping Slider Using  jQuery & CSS3

In this tutorial I’m going to share about how to displaying our portfolio grid with flipping slider effect for pagination using jQuery & CSS3 Transform.

Portfolio Flipping Slider Using  jQuery & CSS3

14- 3D Restaurant Menu Concept

A responsive 3D menu concept for a restaurant website. The idea is to show the menu as a folded flyer and unfold it in order to show the menu items.

3D Restaurant Menu Concept

15- Responsive Content Navigator with CSS3

Today we’ll show you how to create a content navigator with CSS only. The idea is to have several slides or content layers that we’ll show or hide using the :target pseudo-class.

Responsive Content Navigator with CSS3

16- Understanding the CSS Clip Property

we are going to do something different: dig deep into one single CSS property. And that property is going to be the “clip” property.

Understanding the CSS Clip Property

17- Image Accordion with CSS3

In this tutorial we will create an image accordion that will expand an item on click. Using the sibling combinators and a nested structure we can control the opening of the items/slides with radio buttons.

Image Accordion with CSS3

18- How To Create Animated List View Using CSS3 Only

Listing items with some optional list view is a good practice to make user more comfortable on viewing our item list and it will be more nice to add some animation when they change the list view.

How To Create Animated List View Using CSS3 Only

19- Flyout Image Slider Using jQuery & CSS3

In this post I’m going to share about how to create an experimental flyout image slider. This image slider is a stack of some images and works by flying out the selected image to the front of images stack.

Flyout Image Slider Using jQuery & CSS3

20- Growing Thumbnails Portfolio

In this tutorial we will be making a portfolio with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3 that features an interesting growing effect.

Growing Thumbnails Portfolio

21- Showing Product Information With CSS3 3D Transform

In this tutorial I’m going to share how to show our product information with cube style using CSS3 3D Transform.

Showing Product Information With CSS3 3D Transform

22- Page Transitions with CSS3

now I'm gonna teach you how you can have your own, but instead I'll be using CSS Transitions and the :target property to do all the magic.

Page Transitions with CSS3

23- Create an E-Commerce Web Element with CSS3

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a web element very popular among E-Commerce websites.

Create an E-Commerce Web Element with CSS3

24- Custom Login Form Styling

In this tutorial we will create some modern and creative login forms using some interesting CSS techniques and HTML5 goodness.

Custom Login Form Styling

25- How to Create a CSS3 Login

Today, I will teach you how to create a beautiful CSS3 login page that can be integrated into your website, blog, app, etc.

How to Create a CSS3 Login

26- Creating “Next Level” Search Form Using  jQuery & CSS3

The question is “how far we can go for styling search form?”, in this tutorial we are going to move search form to the next level using jQuery & CSS3.

Creating “Next Level” Search Form Using  jQuery & CSS3

27- Animated Content Tabs with CSS3

In this tutorial we are going to implement some simple CSS3 content tabs using radio buttons together with the :checked pseudo-class and sibling combinators.

Animated Content Tabs with CSS3

28- Circle Hover Effects with CSS Transitions

A tutorial about how to create different interesting hover effects on circles with CSS transitions and 3D rotations.

Circle Hover Effects with CSS Transitions

29- How to Create a CSS3 Dropdown Menu

In this tutorial we will code in pure CSS3 the Navigation Menu that you can find in Impressionist UI.

How to Create a CSS3 Dropdown Menu

30- Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

In this short tutorial, we will be creating a colorful dropdown menu using only CSS3 and the Font Awesome icon font.

Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu

31- Vertical accordion menu using jQuery and CSS3

A sleek vertical accordion menu for your next website/app.

Vertical accordion menu using jQuery and CSS3

32- Create a Retro Navigation Menu with CSS3

In this you’ll learn how to create a vintage-looking navigation menu using pure CSS3.

Create a Retro Navigation Menu with CSS3

33- Create a Ribbon DropDown Menu with CSS3 and jQuery

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a simple ribbon dropdown menu using CSS3 and jQuery.

Create a Ribbon DropDown Menu with CSS3 and jQuery

34- Circle Navigation Effect with CSS3

Today we want to show you how to create a beautiful hover effect for an image navigation using CSS3.

Circle Navigation Effect with CSS3

35- Learn How To Create a CSS3 Animated Fly-out Social Menu

In today’s tutorial we’ll be getting our hands dirty with some CSS3. I’ll be showing you how to create your very own animated fly out social menu.

Learn How To Create a CSS3 Animated Fly-out Social Menu

36- How to create animated tooltips with CSS3

In today’s tip we’ll show you how to create some simple, animated tooltips using CSS transitions and the pseudo-classes :before and :after.


37- How to Create Custom Social Media Icons in CSS3

Whether it be social sharing, profile links, or “liking”, “following”, etc. This tutorial will show you how to create custom social media icons step by step.

How to Create Custom Social Media Icons in CSS3

38- Sweet Tooltip a jQuery & CSS3 Tooltips

Sweet Tooltip is a jQuery & CSS3-based tooltip, not merely a one-style tooltip but seven.

Sweet Tooltip a jQuery & CSS3 Tooltips

39- How to Create CSS3 Buttons

In this tutorial we will be making some cool CSS3 buttons.

How to Create CSS3 Buttons

40- CSS3 Pricing Table UI Element

In this tutorial we’re going to create an amazing pricing table UI element using CSS3.

CSS3 Pricing Table UI Element

41- How to Create CSS3 Pricing Tables

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to code and style some CSS3 pricing tables from the Impressionist UI, made.

How to Create CSS3 Pricing Tables

42- CSS3 Pricing Table

A sleek pricing table made using CSS3.

CSS3 Pricing Table

43- Shiny Knob Control with jQuery and CSS3

In this tutorial we will be writing a jQuery plugin for creating a shiny knob control.

Shiny Knob Control with jQuery and CSS3

44- Animated Web Banners With CSS3

Today we're going to take a look at spicing up our web banners, ads or any content for that matter, with CSS3 animations.

Animated Web Banners With CSS3

45- Quickly Build a Swish Teaser Page With CSS3

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a teaser page using just CSS, no images or even a Photoshop design.

Quickly Build a Swish Teaser Page With CSS3

46- Vertical Navigation Menu: The CSS3 Version

Next in the Orman Clark's coded PSD series is his awesome looking Vertical Navigation Menu. We'll recreate it with CSS3 and jQuery while using the minimal amount of images possible.

Vertical Navigation Menu: The CSS3 Version

47- Accordion With CSS3

Using hidden inputs and labels, we will create a CSS-only accordion that will animate the content areas on opening and closing.

Accordion With CSS3

48- CTA button without images using CSS3 

This button is made from 100% CSS and uses Entypo for the white arrow symbol.

CTA button without images using CSS3

49- Create the Illusion of Stacked Elements with CSS3 Pseudo-Elements

Here I’m going to show you how you can create a simple ‘stacked’ look to some images.

Create the Illusion of Stacked Elements with CSS3 Pseudo-Elements

50- Pure CSS3 LavaLamp Menu

I think that you have already seen animated menus with LavaLamp effect . Today I would like you to tell how to repeat same behavior only with CSS3 .

Pure CSS3 LavaLamp Menu

51- CSS3 signup form

In this article you'll find out how to design a clean and attractive CSS3 signup form.

CSS3 signup form

52- Apple-like Login Form with CSS 3D Transforms

In this tutorial we will see how we can use these transforms to create an interesting flipping effect on an Apple-inspired form.

Apple-like Login Form with CSS 3D Transforms

53- How to Create an Image Slider using jQuery and CSS3

In this tutorial we will create a Slider with “Nivo Slider jQuery Script” and CSS3.

How to Create an Image Slider using jQuery and CSS3

54- How to Create a Stylish Image Content Slider in Pure CSS3

In this tutorial we will create a CSS3 only image slider inspired on the Futurico User Interface by Vladimir Kudinov.

How to Create a Stylish Image Content Slider in Pure CSS3

55- How To Build A Pricing Table With CSS3 Animation

I was given a PSD which was a pricing table and realised that there are ways to improve the look of this just by using CSS.

How To Build A Pricing Table With CSS3 Animation

56- CSS3 breadcrumbs

if you have a website with lot of pages and sub-levels, in order to increase usability, you need to use breadcrumbs. Having said that, today you'll learn how to create your own cool CSS3 breadcrumbs.

CSS3 breadcrumbs

57- Login And Registration Form With Html5 And CSS3

A tutorial on how to create a switching login and registration form with HTML5 and CSS3.

Login And Registration Form With Html5 And CSS3

58- How to Create Calendar using jQuery and CSS3

In this tutorial we will code the jQuery and CSS3 Calendar that you can find in Futurico UI Pro made by Vladimir Kudinov.

How to Create Calendar using jQuery and CSS3

59- How to Create a Content Accordion in Pure CSS3

Today’s tutorial we will learn how to create a pure CSS3 content accordion based on the Futurico UI Pro by Vladimir Kudinov.

How to Create a Content Accordion in Pure CSS3

60- A Pure CSS3 Cycling Slideshow

in this article we’ll discuss how to create an infinitely looping slider of images using only CSS3 animation.

A Pure CSS3 Cycling Slideshow

61- Google Play's minimal tabs with CSS3 & jQuery

In this article you'll learn how to build some new CSS3 & jQuery tabs inspired by Google Play's design.

Google Play's minimal tabs with CSS3 & jQuery

62- Create a Vertical Accordion Menu using CSS3 Tutorial

In this tutorial we'll learn about to create a Accordion Menu using CSS3.

Create a Vertical Accordion Menu using CSS3 Tutorial

63- Responsive CSS3 slider

 Responsive CSS3 slider

64- Tagtastic Tag Cloud with CSS Transformations

Hey guys, today we'll be creating Premium Pixels' Tagtastic Tag Cloud.

Tagtastic Tag Cloud with CSS Transformations

65- Build a Quick and Elegant Login Form

In this tutorial you’re going to code up Orman Clark’s Elegant Login Form using CSS3 and HTML5, plus some of Dan Eden’s CSS animations to embellish the experience.

Build a Quick and Elegant Login Form

66- Fancy Image Gallery with CSS3 Transitions

This tutorial will show you how to create a fancy image gallery with CSS3 transitions. The techniques used are mainly CSS3 transitions combined with CSS :hover pseudo-class.

Fancy Image Gallery with CSS3 Transitions

67- Filter Functionality with CSS3

In this tutorial we will be exploring those CSS3 properties by creating a experimental portfolio filter that will toggle the states of items of a specific type.

Filter Functionality with CSS3

68- Perfectly Rotate and Mask Thumbnails With CSS3

Ever seen a website showcasing image thumbnails that are slightly rotated? It's a simple effect that adds a layer of visual personality.

Perfectly Rotate and Mask Thumbnails With CSS3

69- Code a Set of Animated App Store Buttons With CSS

I’ve gotten bored lately with all of the run of the mill, plain jane iTunes/Mac App Store buttons that I’ve been seeing around the web.

Code a Set of Animated App Store Buttons With CSS

70- Direction-Aware Hover Effect with CSS3 and jQuery

How to create a direction-aware hover effect using CSS3 and jQuery. The idea is to slide in an overlay from the direction we are moving with the mouse.

Direction-Aware Hover Effect with CSS3 and jQuery

71- Enhance Required Form Fields with CSS3

Enhance required fields in a form with this little effect. The idea is to allow better visibility for obligatory fields while de-emphasizing optional ones.

Enhance Required Form Fields with CSS3

72- The Multi Column Layout and How it Will Change Web Design

CSS3 Multi Column Module is perhaps one of the most interesting and exciting things that has happened to CSS in a long time.

The Multi Column Layout and How it Will Change Web Design

73- CSS3 ordered list styles

In this article you'll learn how to add some CSS3 fine tuning to your ordered lists, using a semantic approach.

CSS3 ordered list styles

74- 3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

A tutorial about how to create 3D thumbnail hover effects with CSS 3D transforms and jQuery.

3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

75- Create a Stunning Menu in CSS3

grab your favorite cup of coffee , open up your favorite code editor, and let’s make a slick navigation menu using only CSS3.

Create a Stunning Menu in CSS3

76- Custom Drop-Down List Styling

A tutorial on how to create some custom drop-down lists. We'll show you five examples with different looking drop-down menus and lists for various purposes.

Custom Drop-Down List Styling

77- Button Switches with Checkboxes and CSS3 Fanciness

In this tutorial we will create some realistic-looking switch buttons using pseudo-elements and checkboxes.

Button Switches with Checkboxes and CSS3 Fanciness

78- Animated 3D Bar Chart with CSS3

A tutorial on how to create an animated 3d bar chart using CSS only.

Animated 3D Bar Chart with CSS3

79- How to Create an Interactive Graph using CSS3 & jQuery

In this tutorial we will code an Interactive Graph using jQuery and CSS3. We will use the jQuery’s popular plotting plugin “Flot”.

How to Create an Interactive Graph using CSS3 & jQuery

80- How to Create Accordion Menu in Pure CSS3

In this tutorial we will learn how to create an accordion menu in pure CSS3. This menu was inspired in Futurico UI Pro by Vladimir Kudinov.

How to Create Accordion Menu in Pure CSS3

81- 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.

 Original Hover Effects with CSS3

82- CSS3 Progress Bars

Here's what they look like in Opera 11 which supports some of the CSS3 used here but not all.

CSS3 Progress Bars

83- Create 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3

Create 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3

84- Modern Lightbox with CSS3 and JavaScript

Today we have a guest post by Andy Walpole sharing his experience from creating the Lightbox Ultra on Mozilla Demo Studio.

Modern Lightbox with CSS3 and JavaScript

85- Create a Beautiful Password Strength Meter

In this tutorial we will be creating a beautiful password strength indicator. It will determine the complexity of a password and move a meter accordingly with the help of the new Complexify jQuery plugin.

Create a Beautiful Password Strength Meter

86- How to create some cool CSS3 buttons

In this article you'll learn how to create some cool CSS3 buttons in just a few steps.

How to create some cool CSS3 buttons

87- Stylish CSS3 progress bars

in this article you'll learn how to create stylish and animated progress bars using CSS3.

Stylish CSS3 progress bars

88- Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3

In this tutorial we are going to create a nice and fresh image gallery. The idea is to show the albums as a slider, and when an album is chosen, we show the images of that album as a beautiful photo stack.

Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3

89- Animated Buttons with CSS3

Still hyped by the possibilities of CSS3, I want to share some CSS3 button experiments with you. The idea is to create some animated link elements with different styles, hover effects and active states.

Animated Buttons with CSS3