22 Creative CSS Hover Effects

Applying hover effects on texts, links, or images is not something new. However, with the rapid enhancements in various web technologies, the basic things on the internet have changed a lot. And the hover effect is no exception here.

The latest technologies like CSS3, LESS and SVG pictures have shown us a lot of unique and exciting things in a last few couple of years.

Talking about CSS3, it has opened a multitude of new doors for developers and web designers. It is now possible to create interactive animations entirely in CSS markup.

Animation technique is always a head-scratching topic for designers as it requires a particular level of knowledge to create really unique smooth and stylish animation. Although CSS provides you the power to do animation, it doesn’t mean that it is suitable tool for all kinds of animations.

Apart from the common effects like underline and changing text color, we have included some less seen, modern effects that have been created using a combination of CSS3 and JavaScript.

Judge it with your eyes. We are going to show you nothing but a few creative and inspiring CSS hover effects that reveal true potential of the CSS3. Besides fun experiments, there are some practical examples of how these beautiful effects can be integrated into any element to make it look awesome.

Some of the images are quite heavy in size, so if you’ve slow internet connection, it would take time to load.

22. Swatch Book with CSS3 and jQuery

21. Caption Hover Effects

20. 3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

19. Media PopUp Effects

18. Text Styles Hover Effects

17. Shape Hover Effects

16. Border Animation

15. Creative Link Effect

14. 3D Hover Effect for Thumbnails and Images

13. Menu Hover Effects

12. Subtle Hover Effects

11. Stack Motion Hover Effects

10. Tilt Hover Effects

Read: 24 CSS3 and HTML5 Animation Tools for Designers

9. Button Hover Effects With Box-Shadow

8. Hover Squares

7. 3D Button

6. CSS Perspective Text Hover Effect

5. Image with Rotating Title on Hover

4. Hexagonal Image Hover

3. 3D Perspective Card XY

2. Material Card With Animated Featured Image

Read: 28 Amazing CSS3 Effects To Give Your Website a Modern Look

1. Card Hover Effect

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Varun Kumar

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