CSS3 can really improve efficiency, both in your development time and page performance. The latest versions of the modern web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera support CSS3, while Microsoft announced to support CSS3 in Internet Explorer 9 (there’s no release date for IE9 yet). On previous post we are published article “25 Excellent CSS3 Button Tutorials”. Today we are continue our CSS3 exploration on menu and navigation tutorial and techniques that make use of the wonderful new properties that CSS3 offers.
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Hello, in today’s tutorial I want to show you how you can code your own CSS3 Navigation Menu. This is a spin off of my Gorgeous CSS3 Buttons With Rollover Effect. Be sure to check that out first if you haven’t already. Let’s take a look at what we we will be creating today.
The other day I visited the jQuery Conference page, and immediately fell in love with the beautiful design and CSS3 technique applied to the tabbed navigation on that page. Visit the site in a Webkit-based browser (Chrome or Safari) or Opera 10.5, and you’ll see a nice “glowing” rollover effect along with a subtle inner shadow at the bottom of the inactive tabs.
While I was coding the Notepad theme, I’ve learned some new CSS3 features and now I would like to share it with you. View the demo to see a Mac-like multi-level dropdown menu that I’ve created using border-radius, box-shadow, and text-shadow.
Here’s a quick experiment I did with CSS3. Again I was just mucking about with CSS3 transitions which could one day replace all the fancy jQuery animation tricks people use. The outcome was a really simple animated sliding verticle menu.
So today we are making something practical – a simple CSS3 animated navigation menu, which degrades gracefully in older browsers and is future-proofed to work with the next generation of browsers.
In this article we are going to make the toolbar below, using nothing but HTML and CSS. If it doesn’t look overly impressive, then you aren’t using Safari 4. I’ve not written this to show you something you can use in every browser today (though as we shall see it degrades gracefully in browsers that don’t support various CSS3 features), but to show what will soon be possible, and coming down the pipelines of CSS in real live browsers.
Note: This is an experimental example using the new features of CSS3. The effects can be seen in Latest Webkit Browser only. Gradients works in Firefox 3.6 but not the fade-in and fade-out transition.
As we know, CSS3 has many good features for help us creating more sweet User Interface. One of them is box shadow, it helps us adding shadow effect on each styled element. You must be familiar with drop down menu with shadow effect on it, I usually add the effect using some images but now we’ll create that one using pure CSS.
Although I don’t understand why animations have been added in CSS3, this upcoming standard does have a couple of very neat features added to the CSS we’re using today. I wanted to take a couple of these new things, and create a Sweet tabbed navigation using CSS3.
believe that HTML 5 and CSS 3 will replace Flash eventually, and we can notice that the web design community has been talking a lot about it, Smashingmagazine, one of the largest web design sites out there has been publishing great articles and even launched a CSS 3 contest to incetinve designer to play more with CSS 3.
So in this post I will show you some experiments I’ve been doing with CSS 3, especially with animations using transitions and transformations like scale and rotate.
However, CSS3 offers a glimpse into a possible future where basic animations are performed with straight CSS completely independent of scripting. Today we’ll take a look at how to use CSS3 to create a fun and unique navigation menu that uses @font-face, transforms and transitions.
We take a basic list of links and turn them into an awesome OS X dock of icons.