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.

Drag and Drop Interaction Ideas

By Mary Lou on

Some ideas for drag and drop interactions in a UI. The idea is to show a droppable area that stands for certain actions after an element is being dragged. ...

Simple Morphing Search

By Mary Lou on

A simple effect idea for a search input that morphs into a fullscreen overlay. The idea is to enlarge the search input and show some relevant content or search resul ...

Wobbly Slideshow Effect

By Mary Lou on

The slides in this slideshow wobble as they move. The effect is based on Sergey Valiukh's Dribbble shot and was made using Snap.svg and morphing SVG paths. ...

Tooltip Styles Inspiration

By Mary Lou on

A small collection of various hover tooltip styles and effects for your inspiration. Using CSS transforms, border-radius and SVG shapes we can create modern looking ...

Animated Background Headers

By Rachel Smith on

A collection of animated background header effects for your inspiration. We use Canvas and Javascript to create an animated background for large site headers. ...

Tab Styles Inspiration

By Mary Lou on

A couple of modern and subtle tab styles and effects for your inspiration. We use pseudo-elements, SVGs and CSS transitions for some of the techniques. ...

Fullscreen Form Interface

By Mary Lou on

An experimental fullscreen form concept where the idea is to allow distraction-free form filling with some fancy animations when moving between form fields. ...

Notification Styles Inspiration

By Mary Lou on

Some simple ideas and effects for unobtrusive website notifications. A little script is employed for showcasing some styles and CSS animations are used for the effec ...

Draggable Dual-View Slideshow

By Mary Lou on

An experimental slideshow that is draggable and has two views: fullscreen and small carousel. In fullscreen view, a related content area can be viewed. ...

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 ...