What comes around goes around, right? A lot of these animated loaders done mainly with CSS harken back to the heyday of Flash — the initial experience taking a little longer than a person’s attention span. So to give the user a cue, a looping animation was created to indicate loading of the site/resources was in progress.
The list below shows 20 unique ways to show content is still in the process of being loaded.
Source: Line25 – Animated Loaders | 20 Unique Examples + Free Downloads
Since browsers have caught up, I’ve used it on sites to set heights and widths. The CSS Tricks article linked below though shows using viewport units for padding to make a flexible header.
Source: CSS Tricks – Simple Little Use Case for `vmin`
Came across this nice little flow chart demo that’s built using semantic HTML and pure CSS.
The markup is simple unordered lists with anchor links inside.
The CSS is a little more complicated — getting into pseudo-elements (like last-child, first-child, and before), along with some hover and transition rules — very nice, compact and reusable.
Source: CodeMyUI.com – Vertical Family Tree in Pure CSS
One of my dev team members shared this with the group yesterday, and a lot of them cracked me up. Ah, developer humor.
Honest Puns Inspired By CSS That Web Designers Can Relate To