CSS Animation Weekly #35 — Space, Innovative hover effects, free screencasts and more

So much going on this week! Learn about the latest in innovative hover effects, build an awesome hero header, and catch some free screencasts. We’ve also found some awesome space themed inspiration.


Donovan at CSSAnimation.rocks

Design Trend: Innovative Hover Effects


A nice overview of how animation is being used in website UI.


Build an awesome Hero Header — cssanimation.rocks

A step-by-step guide to building an impressive hero header for your website, including helpful tips and advice.



This CSS section on Scrimba has some nice animation-related screencasts, all completely free.

Featured: Space

Meteor showers from space


A stunning visualisation of the Orionids meteor shower, and where all the debris lives in space. See how it plays out over time, pan and zoom around it ✨

How Far is it to Mars?


A lovely illustration of the distance (in pixels, if Earth was 100px wide) between us and Mars with the various landmarks along the way. Mind blowing 👽


CSS HSL background animation


A greta example of how we can create animations using gradient backgrounds. Since gradients are created in-browser as images, they can’t be animated directly, so this approach using Sass sets up “steps” where each step is a gradient image.

Collect the Infinite Gems — Single HTML Element JS Game


Hover a gem to “collect” it in this neat game. How many can you get? 💎

Reactive Timeframe Concept


Drag the slider to change the number on this timeframe concept. Lovely interaction.

It’s What Plants 🌳 🌾 Crave 😵


Brawndo! Lovely background animation.



Nice animation of a pen drawing along a ruler 📏

Animation in the real world


Murray Tweet Index — murraytweetindex.ie

Loads of subtle illustrative animation abounds in this infographic page from Murray Creative. 🙌

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