A great thing about CSS is that it allows you to animate your creations. CSS animations are typically smooth and add some sense of movement and dimension to your projects. Best of all, they’re fairly easy to understand and implement into any code (though some properties aren’t supported by all browsers, so be sure to use vendor prefixes with them).
Animations are super versatile and can be used to create so many unique effects, from something as simple as a spinner to something much more complicated, like a working, ticking clock face. Take a look at the list below to see our top 10 favorite code snippets that include CSS Animations
This snippet not only creates an accordion functionality that has animations, but it’s also fully responsive. The accordion tabs smoothly slide down to reveal the content when the heading is clicked. This accordion feature would be a great addition to any website.
This tutorial demonstrates how to use CSS to animate text. The second word rotates in between four different words, so you can use the animation to essentially make your text say four things at once.
The hamburger icon in this snippet turns into an “x” when you click it, thanks to smooth CSS transitions and animations. When you click it again, it reverts back to the three-line hamburger style icon.
This pure CSS flame animation dances and flickers slightly, just like a real flame would. A really cool effect to add to a project that has a spooky or eerie vibe.
This pure CSS animation produces clouds of all different sizes that slowly float on by from one end of the viewport to the other.
This simple snippet is a good demonstration of how you can use CSS animations to rotate an object, and also how you can activate CSS animations using :hover as a trigger event.
Use this tutorial to understand how to make a pure CSS spinner. Spinners are perfect to present to the users while sites or images are preparing to load.
This snippet uses animated gradients as the background of the page to create a moving sunset type effect. A great way to experiment with animated gradients and color.