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Animation on page load

To bring a webpage to life, you may want to start an animation when the content of the page appears. For example, a text or an image fades in, or moves to certain position, or grows to a certain size, etc.
Here is a basic method to kick off a page load transition

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Scaling grid tiles containing text

Suppose we have a design with a component that contains an image and text, with responsive dimensions and a fixed height to width ratio. The font size scales too, so the text wraps the same for each width. This is what the HTML structure of the component might look like: The height of the tile […]

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Transitions of SVG icons

How can we style SVG images on a web page? For instance to define a transition on hovering. Using the <img> tag will not work. Neither will the CSS property background-image. We must put the SVG element inline in the HTML code. Now we can style the SVG elements using CSS selectors. Include external file […]

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Transforming a static element

When a CSS transform is applied to an element, like it seems that element’s position property is forced to relative. This side effect introduces quirky behaviour, when you depend on the position being static. Here’s an explanation of what happens. Luckily there’s also a simple solution to this problem. A child outgrown its parent Suppose […]

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Order pseudo-classes

The order of definition of pseudo-classes for the anchor tag is crucial. In Firefox I noted that if you define :visited after :hover, you may not get the style you expect when hovering over an <a> element. That’s logical, if you think of it. But it can be confusing because the Inspector seems to ignore […]