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20+ Amazing CSS Techniques

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20AmazingCSSTechiques
Written by Naaz

CSS is using in web documents for making styles of text, backgrounds, spacings, width etc. Use of CSS is very simple but in some ways its tricky and most of CSS effects you will see in javascript and jquery but i will prefer to use CSS rather then other front end languages if you can make same functionality or style in CSS. In this article many effects and techniques of CSS you will see and all these are easy to use.

These CSS techniques are  simple and easy to follow.

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Blurry Background Effect

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CSS Guru Chris Coyier explains how to create a blurry background using CSS

CSS Parallax Effect

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Examples of and How to Create the CSS Parallax Effect
A parallax illusion with CSS: The Horse in Motion

Create a Lightbox effect only with CSS

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Here is another useful  technique that is using CSS and a little JavaScript to create the light-box effect.

CSS-Only Accordion Effect

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This post explains how to create Accordion using CSS

CSS Gradient Text and Background

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Would not it be much better if you can use gradient background without using any image? It would make your page load faster.

CSS Gradients using pure CSS
Background gradients and CSS

How about Gradient Text ?

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CSS Gradient Text Effect
Pure CSS Text Gradient

Image Overlay Using Z-Index

The z-index property sets the stack order of an element. Using z-index  you can put one image or text on top of each other.

Understading  Z-Index
CSS Z-index

Using the CSS Boder Creatively

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CSS Box Border test : This utility enables the sampling of Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) border styles, and creates the corresponding CSS code for implementation.
Border-image CSS3 only.
CSS Side Border Image Using CSS.

Create a Scalable Star using using CSS border
Border Slants

A Cool CSS Effect Dashboard

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Create a Dashboard like effect using CSS.

Using CSS Opacity for Various Cool Effects

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A CSS only fly-out menu with transparency
CSS Menu using CSS opacity property
Opacity Background Blending Effects

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Transparency Menu Watermark on an image

Create a Block Hover /Element Hover Effect

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Learn how to create a block hover effect for a list of links
CSS element hover effect.

Simple Dither Effect using CSS

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Dezinerfolio shows how to create a dither effect using CSS .

Create a  liDock Menu

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Horizontal Menus That Grow on You

CSS Hover Swap Effect

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CSS swap hover effect

Polaroid effect using CSS

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Do you like Polaroid pictures? Well using this technique you can make the pictures on website look like Polaroid.
Polaroid-izing photos with CSS and one Image.

CSS Magazine Style Layout

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Create a Magazine Type layout Using CSS

CSS Hoverbox Menu

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A really cool CSS Menu using Images and CSS

CSS TABS CSS Only DOM TABS

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Using CSS only Create a Tabbed content. No jquery or Javascript at all.

CSS Magic with Fixed Background-attachment

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Ask the CSS Guy shows a trick that reveals a magic as you scroll.

CSS tooltips

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Show a message when hovering over the links.

Pure CSS Preloader

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Add a loading icon to your larger images

Creating 2D/3D buttons using CSS

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Create some cool looking buttons using CSS only.

3D Rollover Button using CSS
How to make sexy buttons with CSS
CSS rollover buttons

Text Embossing/Shadow Technique With CSS

Using this technique you can create iPhone like embossed Text

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view source print?

1. text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px #e5e5ee;

Text Embossing
CSS Text Drop Shadows

Iconize Text links/Hyperlink with CSS

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Add icon to the hyperlink.
Iconize Textlinks with CSS

CSS Curly Quotes

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Curly Quotes with Pure CSS
Swooshy Curly Quotes Without Images

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Naaz

Naaz is a web designer and loves to find new tips and tricks for creativity purposes and likes to share them with the people.
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