Level Up Your CSS Skills With These 20 Pro CSS Tips

for WEB DESIGNER WALL Front-end development is quickly becoming more and more focused on efficiency – faster loading and rendering through selector choice and minimizing code. Pre-processors like Less and SCSS go a long way in doing some of the work for us, but there are plenty of ways to write minimal, quick CSS the native way. This guide covers 20 Pro CSS Tips to help help you create a personal starting framework that is not only efficient, but solves many common problems.

Easy CSS Animation With Transition & Transforms

for WEB DESIGNER WALL “Animation” is a loose term, in web design usually referring to anything that involves movement. CSS transitions are one tool we are given to manipulate elements on state changes or mouse events, and when combines with transform, can resize, rotate, skew or flip elements to create a variety of interactions and effects. In this tutorial, you’ll learn a simple way to create CSS animation with transitions and transforms.

Easy CSS Animation Using @keyframes

for WEB DESIGNER WALL CSS Transitions and transforms work beautifully for creating visual interactions based on single state changes. Using @keyframes has a wide range of design application like dazzling pre-loaders, interactive interfaces, effects or full-scale storytelling. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to apply what you know about CSS transitions to quickly master animation, and how to use @keyframes for applying various style rules to your element at different intervals.

CSS Centering: All You Need to Know

for WEB DESIGNER WALL Getting content to center perfectly within an element and then ensuring it responds properly at different screen sizes is one of the biggest challenges that still face front-end designers. It is not that it is difficult, but because there are several ways to go about it, figuring out which method is best can be confusing. Let me clear it up.

Split Screen Layout With CSS animation Pt.1

for WEB DESIGNER WALL There is no better time than the end of the year for some fresh inspiration! One of the most popular trends this year, features splitscreen layouts, lots of white space, clean typography and subtle effects. With this playful trend in mind, I’ve created a two-part tutorial to show you how to use flexbox, 3D transforms and Animate.css to create a delightful landing page for a fictional fashion brand.

Split Screen Layout Pt. 2

for WEB DESIGNER WALL Last week I demonstrated how to build a split-screen website layout using CSS flexbox and viewport units that offers an alternative way to present a brand’s featured content. Clicking on one side or the other navigates further into the site without a page load, using CSS transitions and 3d transforms. This week, I’ll show you how to use these same techniques to add animation and movement to the content and buttons.

Throwback: 30 Interactive Websites - A Case Study

for WEB DESIGNER WALL All websites are somewhat interactive…we click on links or scroll a page, but truly interactive websites take us on a user-driven adventure or draws us in through motion and sound while giving us the power of choice. These are 30 of the most unique interactive websites from 2016 - see how some of them may have evolved.

Spotify Colorizer Effects with CSS Blend Mode

for WEB DESIGNER WALL When Spotify launched their colorful new brand identity, featuring hip duo-toned imagery, it went hand-in-hand with a new Colorizer tool that allows artists to apply a variety of filters to images, the effects now widely popular. This tutorial will show you how to use pure CSS to achieve a wide variety of Spotify colorizer effects that can be applied to any image. - Featured on CodePen Spark

Master CSS Flexbox in 5 Steps

for WEB DESIGNER WALL CSS flexbox is an incredibly useful tool for layout without using floats or positioning. It offers more freedom to arrange the content of a page depending on the size of the viewport, achieving an inherently responsive layout with only a few CSS rules and a simple HTML structure. This guide focuses on the primary properties as they relate to the layout process and demonstrates visually how they work without too much technical detail.

Zoom Hero on Scroll

for WEB DESIGNER WALL Hero headers or hero images are one of the most frequently used and aesthetically pleasing web design trends, and will likely remain strong for many years to come. There are several ways to use a hero image in web design, but here I show you how to add a zoom effect as the page is scrolled.

Simple CSS Image Filters

for WEB DESIGNER WALL CSS image filters are a quick way to tweak images in the browser without resorting to Photoshop. This simple reference gives you 9 CSS filter shorthands that provide an excellent way to maintain style consistency across visual content on your site, or just add a little fun to image hovers.

The Power of CSS Selectors

for WEB DESIGNER WALL One of the challenges of coding premium WordPress themes is the unpredictable nature of how they will be used. Compared to coding a custom website, especially one using static HTML documents where you have complete control over the markup, you have to solve problems creatively and ensure flexibility. In these cases, CSS selectors make all the difference.

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