Some More Subtle Hover Effect Ideas

A second set of styles was added to the collection of subtle hover effect ideas. The old set was updated and we’ve added some fresh effects with various transitions.

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We’ve updated and added some more effects to the Hover Effect Ideas. The second set contains some fresh styles that include the Font Awesome icon font and SVG backgrounds for some effects. The structure of the demos was a fullscreen grid before, but now we’ve adjusted it to contain single rows of figures where it’s easier to see how an effect looks in its normal state and when hovering.

As in the previous set, we try to make the effects as smooth as possible, not using any transition on properties that affect layout or painting. But trying out new things (like we do with SVG in the second set), there could be some glitches in Firefox on Windows (tiny border of SVG shown).

Please note that the effects have been tested in the latest versions of modern browsers. They might not work as expected in older browsers; you’ll have to provide a suitable fallback if you’d like to support those.

Read the original and updated article here: Ideas for Subtle Hover Effects

We’ve also corrected some small issues; thanks to everybody for the valueable feedback in the comments and the GitHub repo.


We’ve added a second set of effects:

The images in the demos are from Unsplash and the icons used in the first set are from the Feather icon set by Cole Bemis.

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