Notification bubble with CSS3 keyframe animation

The other day, while working on a web project, I had to emphasize somehow a dynamic notification bubble. Basically, every time the notification value changes, a visual effect was needed in order to get user’s attention. So I made that using CSS3 keyframe animation.

Simple notification bubble

CSS generated content on replaced elements

Using pseudo-elements like :before and :after helps you specifying which content should be inserted before (or after) the content of an element. Replaced elements like input or img have no content, therefore, you shouldn’t be able to use generated content for them.

But, there’s almost always a but, it seems that you can use generated content on a number of replaced elements that varies from browser to browser. This is something that has intrigued me lately and that’s why I decided to write down this article.

CSS generated content on replaced elements preview

Thoughts on upcoming CSS parent selector

I wrote a while ago about the future CSS4 Selectors, namely about CSS Selectors Level 4 Working Draft release. It was such a good news to see that things are continuously moving on. I’m saying that because it’s a long way until CSS3 will reach final recommendation phase and yet we’re seeing news about the future CSS4. Isn’t that cool?

Meanwhile, I thought a little bit about the upcoming CSS parent selector. At this time, if you ask me, I think it will be the most awesome feature and definitely is at the top of my CSS wishlist.

Google Play's minimal tabs with CSS3 & jQuery

The tab navigation is an element you often meet in your daily browsing. There are so many ways, so many styles, but the idea is the same: you click a tab and see its content without a page refresh.

In this article you’ll learn how to build some new CSS3 & jQuery tabs inspired by Google Play’s design.

CSS filter effects in action

Ever since CSS filter effects landed in WebKit, I thought about theirs practical implementation. How will they fit with the current web design trends? At this time, my initial impressions are that the best way to showcase the power of CSS filters is something like an image gallery.

With so many CSS filters to choose from, it will be fun to create image galleries in the future. Further in this article we’ll create a simple image gallery using CSS filters and the CSS3 :not selector.

CSS filters

Interactive menu with CSS3 & jQuery

I’ve had this example in mind for a while now and seeing something similar in the wild, made me want to write this article down.

So, in this article you’ll learn how to create an interactive menu using CSS3 goodness and jQuery’s power.

CSS Variables Preview

If you are a developer then you are very familiar with variables and they are probably one of your best friends. A variable is by definition a temporary storage which contains some known or unknown quantity or information, a value.

But, what is this having to do with the CSS we all know? The latest news is that the first working draft of CSS Variables just got released.

CSS3 loading animation experiment

While playing DIRT 3, I’ve noticed a very cool triangle animation as part of their UI. Almost immediately, I thought about how to build a similar version of it using CSS3.

So, in this article you’ll see an experiment about how to create a simple CSS3 loading animation.

CSS3 loading animation

CSS3 signup form

If you’re about to launch a new web product or you just need to improve the user experience for an existing web form, then this tutorial is for you.

In this article you’ll find out how to design a clean and attractive CSS3 signup form.

CSS pitfalls and how to overcome them

When you write CSS, there are some problems you may run into. Then, to overcome the situation, you’ll need to use some small and effective CSS tricks.

In this article I’ll try to show you some tips and tricks that can definitely help you when writing CSS.