Create fantastic visual effects with the CSS filter property

When asked about the most exciting upcoming CSS feature, Lea Verou of the W3C answered: "Filter effects for sure". The new filter property, which makes up CSS filter effects, is an ambitious and long awaited addition that in time, could revolutionise the look of websites and interfaces.

Filter effects now make it possible to blur, greyscale, saturate, and even change the rendered shapes of HTML elements. Previously, it was impossible to do this with CSS alone, instead it was achieved using Flash, Photoshop, or both. However, the new CSS filter property offers better performance, can be fully transitioned and animated - and can be quickly applied to any HTML content elements.

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