Easy CSS3 & jQuery tooltips

There’s no need to explain what a tooltip is and you already know that using tooltips can help you increase usability. Therefore, in this article we’ll concentrate just on the practical side.

So, today you’ll learn how to create awesome CSS3 & jQuery tooltips.

CSS3 and jQuery tooltips

Stylish CSS3 progress bars

You’ve seen progress bars everywhere, they are those bars that display the current completion state for a process, such as a download or file transfer. Whether you’re building a desktop or a web application, at a certain point, you may need to use this UI element.

Having said that, in this article you’ll learn how to create stylish and animated progress bars using CSS3.

Stylish CSS3 progress bars preview

CSS3 animated dropdown menu

It’s a sure thing that CSS3 features like transitions, animations and transforms can add extra spice to your designs.

In this article you will see how you can build an awesome CSS3 animated dropdown menu with some of these cool features.

CSS3 animated dropdown menu

Design a beautiful CSS3 search form

One of the elements most frequently used by websites is probably the search box. If you want to improve user experience in a simple way, and make it easy to search and find content for your users, then you have to add a search form on your website.

So, today we’re going to cover how to style a search form using the most exciting CSS3 features.

Simple and effective dropdown login box

Web users log in every day, so imagine how many times log in forms are being used in a single day. Usually, it don’t take too much to fill a form like this, but using a dropdown solution will speed up things for you.

In this article, you will see how to create a good looking dropdown login form using CSS3 and a bit of jQuery.

Image map with CSS3 & jQuery tooltips

Tooltips can play a big role in your web designs and that isn’t new anymore. Just use them correctly and they will help you improve user experience.

We have seen before how to create some good looking CSS3 tooltips and today you’ll learn how to create an image map with pins and tooltips.

Image map with CSS3 and jQuery

Cool CSS3 navigation menu

We all try to be very creative when it comes to designing a website navigation. It’s a sure thing: a good looking navigation menu can really enhance your website.

I wrote before about how to create different menus and today you’ll learn how to create another stylish CSS3 navigation menu.

Practical CSS3 tables with rounded corners

There has been some discussion in the past about how/when to use tables in web development. Though, the conclusion is the same: when you’re dealing with tabular data, tables are absolutely required.

Designing a table is a challenge - and here I’m not talking only about the way it looks. It’s (mostly) about how easy is your table to read. If your table isn’t easy to scan, usually users get annoyed as they lose focus when trying to find the right column and row.

Having said that, today we’re going to create beautiful and practical tables styled using CSS3. Also, jQuery will be used to create fallbacks for older browsers.

CSS3 tables design

CSS3 tabs with beveled corners

Organizing content was always an important task for web designers. Just like accordions, using a CSS3 tabbed navigation can help you structuring similar groups of content.

Along with so many rounded corners (which lately became the default), today you’ll learn how to create some good looking CSS3 tabs with beveled corners. We’ll do that using a clever CSS3 gradients technique.

CSS3 and jQuery tabs with tucked corners

Slick login form with HTML5 & CSS3

We already know that CSS3 has the ability to create a lot of new possibilities to design and implement better web forms. Also, HTML5 has its important role when it comes about creating more usable forms, without actually needing any Javascript code.

Knowing that, check out the below preview to see the login form we’re going to create in this article:

CSS3 login form