Pixelated image lazy loading effect as seen on Teenage Engineering
In this tutorial we look at how to build the image lazy loading effect used on the Teenage Engineering site. We'll start with a lo-res pixelated image before replacing it with the full-res version.
Playing and pausing a video on hover
On webpages like the Animade portfolio, they're using an effect where, instead of using an animated GIF, they're using a video that plays when your mouse goes over it, and pauses when your mouse moves away. This play and pause effect is pretty simple to add into any site.
How to make rotate text in CSS
Today, we talk about how to add the graphic design technique of having text around the edges of your page. Using a quick rotation and setting the origin for the rotation, we can place text as we want it quickly and easily.
Venue – Part 5 – Editing and deleting posts
In the final part of our mini-series, we talk about how we edit a post using Rails's edit and update actions and then add a way to delete the posts if needed.
Venue – Part 4 – getting your code live and hosted with Heroku
In part 4 of 5 of our series, we talk about how to get your Rails code from just being on your computer to being hosted by Heroku where everyone in the world can view your work. We talk about how to use Git to deploy our code and making your code's configuration safe with secrets.
Venue – Part 3 – Adding styles to our site using Sass
In part 3 of our five part series, we add styling to our Venue site using Sass (think CSS but upgraded!) and talk about Rails's application layouts.
Venue – Part 2 – Adding images to your site with Amazon S3
For part 2 of our five-part series, we add image uploads with resizing to our site using Carrierwave (a Ruby 'gem', a.k.a. a library for adding functionality) and a place to store the images, Amazon S3
Venue – Part 1 – how to make a web app from scratch
In this 5-part series, we talk about how to make an image bookmarking web application using Ruby on Rails, Sass, Git, Amazon S3 and Heroku. If you've ever wanted to make your own custom web software, this is the series for you.
How to draw and paint using HTML Canvas
How to make a hover slideshow
How to use the logistic curve to improve your animations and transitions
In this follow up video, we talk about how to use a little bit of mathematics to temper your visual effects to make them more smooth.
Skew on scroll effect
The new site by Lionel Durimel has a great visual effect where if you scroll up and down the page, the content will slightly skew to add a new motion to it. We talk about how to achieve this effect.
Card flip using CSS transforms and perspectives
In this follow-up video, we talk about how to add a card flip on hover to see the 'back-side' of a tag – it's in fact two layers with one rotated away from our users!
Using CSS's transform and perspective rules, we can make a moving card effect that follows the cursor around the page. When we move left and right, twist around the y-axis and when we move up and down, twist around the x-axis!
Overlapping layouts with CSS Grid
In our series of videos on the new CSS Grid layout, we talk about how to make a grid with overlapping images in a modern fashion portfolio.
Introducing CSS Grids
A brand new CSS layout system called CSS Grid is slowly being introduced to the web. It's a two-directional layout system, unlike most other layouts like flexbox and floats. In the first part of a series, we explore the power of CSS Grid.
Custom cursors and pointing at a point
In a previous video, we talked about how to make arrows point at your mouse cursor. This time, we flip it around and make your cursor an arrow that points to a particular spot on the page!
How to make a navigation with a spotlight hover effect
Today, Lawrence talks about how to make a spotlight effect using CSS based on the Victorian Opera new website.
How to add a simple loading screen to your site
We explain how to make design elements fade in and out based on the current scroll position of the page, as seen on the Sweet Studio website
How to make design elements interact with mouse movements
In this video, we talk about how to make arrows rotate to point at the mouse cursor
How to make a background gradient rotate
The ustwo background changing hover effect
Playground Paris colorful text hover effect
The new site from Playground Paris has a really nice hover effect on its text. We wanted to show how it was done.
The revealing footer effect
The revealing footer effect is seen on quite a few websites, such as Pitchfork. It's an easy technique to add to your own site using CSS's fixed positioning.
Git and Github
A few people have heard of Git and Github but don't really know how they work and what they do. Lawrence and Rik go over an introduction to both of them.
The parallax effect
On the Firewatch website, there's a lot of layers that scroll at different speeds to make a beautiful effect – this process is called the parallax effect and we wanted to go into some details about it.
HAWRAF site scrolling
Our friends at creative agency HAWRAF launched their new site recently. We wanted to show how the side scrolling effect they're using works.
Logo sprite animation
This week, freelance copywriter Joe Coleman launched his new site called Get Coleman. We talk about how it was made and how to make your own
New Zealand font foundry Klim Type Foundry released a site for their new fonts, Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif. We show you how to make the launch site.
Barron Webster but with text
On the last video, we spoke about how to make the Barron Webster site, this time we show you how to make it not with images, but with text.