Playground

In this category you will find experiments, plugins and articles related to web development and programming. Here we present some new ideas and inspiration for solving problems and tackling challenges around web development.

Arrow Navigation Styles

By Mary Lou on

Some inspiration for arrow navigation styles and hover effects using SVG icons for the arrows, and CSS transitions and animations for the effects. ...

Morphing Buttons Concept

By Mary Lou on

Some inspiration for a morphing button concept where the action element (button) morphs into a component. The examples show different types of components, i.e. fulls ...

Page Loading Effects

By Mary Lou on

A set of creative page loading effects that use SVG animations with Snap.svg. The idea is to show an overlay with a interesting shape animation while new content get ...

Minimal Form Interface

By Mary Lou on

A very simplistic form interface that shows only one text input at a time and reveals the next input with a subtle transition. The concept is based on the form at th ...

3D Grid Effect

By Mary Lou on

A proof-of-concept effect recreation of the animation seen in a prototype app by Marcus Eckert. The idea is to flip a grid item in 3D, expand it to fullscreen and re ...

Inspiration for Item Transitions

By Mary Lou on

Some inspiration and ideas for item transitions considering different scenarios and use cases, including a small component, a full-width image header and a product i ...

Simple Stack Effects

By Mary Lou on

A set of simple stack effects for inspiration. The main idea is to have one item shown initially and then, on some trigger, more items are revealed as decoration. As ...

Fullscreen Overlay Effects

By Mary Lou on

Some simple and creative overlay styles and effects. From sliding the overlay into the viewport to using SVG morphing shapes, we explore some effects for fullscreen ...

Scattered Polaroids Gallery

By Mary Lou on

A flat-style Polaroid gallery where the items are scattered randomly in a container. When a specific item is selected, it will move to the middle while the other Pol ...

Dot Navigation Styles

By Mary Lou on

Today we'd like to share some subtle effects and styles for simple dot navigation with you. These styles could, for example, be used for a page scroll navigation or ...

SVG Drawing Animation

By Mary Lou on

A little experiment that explores the usage of SVG line drawing animations to precede the appearance of graphics or website elements, simulating the loading of them. ...

Perspective Page View Navigation

By Mary Lou on

Some effects for a perspective page view navigation where the page itself gets pushed away in 3D to reveal a menu or other items. This navigation idea is seen in mob ...

Progress Button Styles

By Mary Lou on

A set of flat and 3D progress button styles where the button itself serves as a progress indicator. 3D styles are used for showing the progress indication on one sid ...

Animated SVG Icons with Snap.svg

By Mary Lou on

Using SVGs on websites is becoming more and more easy with great libraries like Snap.svg. Today we want to explore what we can do with it and animate some SVG icons ...

Multi-Item Selection

By Pedro Botelho on

Ever thought that clicking on multiple checkboxes is not a very user-friendly task? Imagine rows and rows of junk mail that you'd like to select in your email app. T ...

Animations for Thumbnail Grids

By Mary Lou on

There are many parts of a website where we can apply nice transitions to make things more interesting. Images are certainly great entities for playing with fancy eff ...

A Collection of Separator Styles

By Mary Lou on

A collection of separator styles for horizontally dividing sections on a website. The dividers are created using several techniques, including styling pseudo-element ...