Category: overlay

Grid Layout with Motion Hover Effect and Content Preview

Today we’d like to share a little grid layout with you. We use CSS Grid and a playful hover effect on the grid items which are composed of different wildly placed elements. When an item is clicked, we slide in a content preview overlay and animate the grid items out and the preview items in. For the animations we...

Dynamic Shape Overlays with SVG

Today we’d like to share another way of achieving morphing page transitions. This time, we’ll generate multiple SVG curves with JavaScript, making many different looking shapes possible. By controlling the individual coordinates of the several layers of SVG paths, the curved shapes animate to a rectangle (t...

Building a CSS Grid Overlay

Let’s take a look at what it takes to build a grid overlay with CSS. It will be responsive, easily customizable and make heavy use of CSS variables (known more accurately as “CSS custom properties”). If you aren’t familiar with custom properties, I’d highly recommend reading What is the d...

First Person Sunglasses Try-On Experiment

View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a fun little experiment with you: a geeky “try-on” sunglasses effect. It’s not a “try-on” in the classical sense for previewing how the sunglasses might look on a person, but instead how the view looks like when putting o...

Multi-Layer Page Reveal Effects

View demo Download source Today we’d like to show you how to create a simple and modern page transition effect. Maybe you have spotted some of the cool effects seen on sites like Nation or Keep Portland Weird, where two or more layers of overlays are animated across the page to reveal some new content. Let’...

CSS Overlay Techniques

Design patterns, a set of best practices and techniques that aim to solve some of the most common design “problems”, are usually presented in the context of design principles. One of these design principles is the “Stay On Page” principle. This principle is based on the fact that page refreshes are disrupti...