10 CSS3 Tutorials That Will Make You Go “Wow”

If it’s not clear yet, I’m a CSS3 freak. I do realize that this article is called 10 CSS3 Tutorials that will make you go “wow”. Just keep in mind that I get a little over excited with simple transitions created in CSS 🙂 so I could have called this 10 CSS3 Tutorials that make me go “wow”.

In the next couple of weeks I’ll be creating some of my own CSS3 tutorials, in the meantime it’s time to enjoy these “wow” factor CSS3 tutorials that you can learn a lot from. With CSS3 there is so much more you can create with all these additional properties and possibilities. At this point in time, most modern day browsers are completely compatible so there are zero excuses for learning CSS.

It’s time to start amazing your clients with transitions and effects that not every average Joe can build. In this list I’ve compiled the CSS3 Tutorials that amazed me the most. When you look at the code to these tutorials you’ll start to see that they aren’t as difficult as they look, it just took a creative mind to put them together and create something brilliant.

1. Blur Menu with CSS3 Transitions

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create this unique blur menu using transitions and text shadows which ultimately create this creative blur effect.

2. CSS3 Navigation Bar by Jan Kaděra

This 3D navigation bar is simple and creative. There’s something about it that makes me want to keep hovering over and clicking it. The CSS3 features that are used are transform and transition and it didn’t take much code to get this bar up and running. See for yourself.

3. Sliding Image Panels with CSS3

This simple tutorial turns into something amazing. These sliding image panels are built as the background images that animate when you click on the labels.

4. Thumbnail Proximity Effect with jQuery and CSS3

This is a neat proximity scaling effecting using both jQuery and CSS3. It scales the thumbnails as you hover over each of them, but at the same time it scales the thumbnails surrounding the thumbnail you are currently hovering over. Sounds confusing so check out the demo. It’s a really cool effect, but does use alot of jQuery.

5. Fullscreen Background Image Slideshow with CSS3

This tutorial is a CSS only full screen background image slideshow. It utilizes different image transitions and displays the title using CSS3 animations. It actually made my stomach turn when I was sat there staring at it.

6. Slicebox – A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback

Now you can create the classic 3D slicebox slider tutorial using both jQuery and CSS3 transforms.

7. Fullscreen Slit Slider with jQuery and CSS3

A huge slider effect that “slices” open when you navigate to the next slide. This tutorial uses jquery and css animations to create these unique slide transitions that could be used for a wide range of purposes.

8. Animated 3D Bar Chart with CSS3

This magnificent 3D bar chart is created with pure CSS code. The thing I love about CSS3 is you can create almost anything with less complications and here it comes, less code! It’s great for me because I’m horrible with jQuery and if you’re a beginner then there isn’t a better place to start learning.

9. Experimental Page Layout Inspired by Flipboard

Everytime I look at a new CSS3 tutorial I’m just blown away with it’s capabilities. The sky is the limit when it comes to CSS3. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a page layout inspired by flipboard. It lets you navigate pages by dragging or flipping through and uses jQuery and CSS transforms to accomplish this.

10. Rotating Words with CSS Animations

An awesome tutorial that changes the words in a sentence using CSS3 animations. The preview of the demo in the image is my favorite effect so be sure to check that out.

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