25 cool CSS animation effects and how to create them

A CSS animation example that moves when the mouse moves over it
(Image credit: Donovan Hutchinson)

CSS animation can be very effective when it's employed well. Subtle CSS effects can be super engaging, generating interest and sometimes improving the user experience by giving direction or by explaining something quickly and easily. 

It might seem like CSS animation is rather limited as a resource, but that can also be one of its advantages. In fact, it's that simplicity that makes some of the good CSS animation examples we've seen on websites and apps work so well. CSS can be used to create smooth 60fps animations, and best of all it's relatively easy to use

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Donovan Hutchinson is a front end designer and developer who specialises in CSS animation, web design and development.