In this post we present 40 Brilliant CSS3 Techniques and Tutorials that can strongly improve user experience, improve designer’s work-flow and replace dirty old workarounds that we used in Internet Explorer 6 & Co. Please notice that most techniques and tutorials presented below are experimental, and its good to have place at one post.
Brilliant CSS3 Techniques and Tutorials
Introduction to CSS3
This article marks the first of several, providing an introduction to the new CSS3 standard which is set to take over from CSS2. We will be starting from the very beginning – taking you from not having even heard of CSS3, to feeling ready to hit it running as various features start to become more widely adopted.
Create a Dynamic Stack of Index Cards
These overlays use a number of new CSS properties, some of which are simple like border-radius and using RGBa colors. 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.
CSS3 & Flexible UI: Avoid Recutting UI Graphics for Mobile
How To Create Depth And Nice 3D Ribbons Only Using CSS3
In one of our tutorials we learned how to realize a nice 3D ribbon and how to play with the drop shadow in Photoshop to simulate depth in a web design layout. This is a widespread trends in recent web design: creating a 3D perception in a website and simulating a “world” in three dimensions are two great ways for the designers to play with their skills.
How To Create A Sexy Vertical Sliding Panel Using jQuery And CSS3
More and more we see people using horizontal sliding panels on their websites. And they usually look very nice! Some will put a contact or login form in there, others will put some information about them and their website, or even things like a tag cloud or social networking buttons.
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. It uses CSS3 to style everything and it looks really nice!
Shadows and CSS3
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
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.
Working With RGBA Colour
How To Create a Pure 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.
Using Rounded Corners with CSS3
11 Classic CSS Techniques Made Simple with CSS3
Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites
Push Your Web Design Into The Future With CSS3
CSS 3 selectors explained
In this article, the specification I am referring to is the Selectors W3C Working Draft 15 December 2005. The new selectors described in the document will be used by CSS level 3, but may also be used by other languages. If you are reading this article months, or even years after that date it may be worth checking if a more recent version is available.
@font-face in IE: Making Web Fonts Work
All Hallows’ Eve seems the perfect time for something a little spooky. Getting @font-face working in IE may just be spooky enough. As you probably know @font-face already works in Safari 3 via WebKit and is supported in the latest Firefox 3.1 beta.
Take Your Design To The Next Level With CSS3
In this article, we’ll look at the advantages of CSS3 and some examples of how Web designers are already using it. By the end, we’ll know a bit of what to expect from CSS3 and how we can use its new features in our projects.
CSS 3 Cheat Sheet (PDF)
The fundamental problems with CSS3
CSS 3D Meninas
HTML5 Reset Stylesheet
We’ve had a number of people ask about templates, boilerplates, and styling for HTML 5. Last week, Remy introduced some basic boilerplates for HTML 5, so to keep the momentum going, I’ve modified Eric Meyer’s CSS reset for you to use in your HTML 5 projects.
Create a Letterpress Effect with CSS Text-Shadow
The letterpress effect is becoming hugely popular in web design, and with a couple of modern browsers now showing support for the text-shadow CSS3 property it’s now simple and easy to create the effect with pure CSS. No Photoshop trickery here!
Stronger, Better, Faster Design with CSS3
CSS3 Techniques You Should Know
30 Essential CSS3 Resources
5 Techniques to Acquaint You With CSS 3
CSS is a well-known, widely used language to style websites. With version three in the works, many time-saving features will be implemented. Although only the most modern browsers currently support these effects, it’s still fun to see what’s around the corner! In this tutorial I’ll show you five techniques.
I love Mac apps, especially for their attention to detail. CoreAnimation makes it so easy to create useful and eye-pleasing effects, like the one in this video. Quicksand aims at providing a similar experience for users on the web.
Awesome CSS3 & jQuery Slide Out Button
The button consists of three parts: a container, the little button and the longer button. The two inner parts have absolute positioning. With jQuery, we enlarge the long button and change the colors of the small one.
Making a Mosaic Slideshow With jQuery & CSS
HTML 5 and CSS 3: The Techniques You’ll Soon Be Using
In this tutorial, we are going to build a blog page using next-generation techniques from HTML 5 and CSS 3. The tutorial aims to demonstrate how we will be building websites when the specifications are finalized and the browser vendors have implemented them.
CSS @ Ten: The Next Big Thing
You Can Use CSS3 Right Now
CSS3 makes a designer’s work easier because they’re able to spend less time hacking their CSS and HTML code to work in IE and more time crafting their design. It is the future of web design and can be used today.