Awesome CSS3 animation menus

I’ve found some creative animation menus done only with CSS3 on codrops. The icons are a Web Symbols typeface included with @font-face so the animation on the icon is very intuitive and simple to understand.

On the demo page you can see 10 examples of animations that you can download.

The Markup

<ul class="ca-menu">
    <a href="#">
      <span class="ca-icon">A</span>
      <div class="ca-content">
        <h2 class="ca-main">Exceptional Service</h2>
        <h3 class="ca-sub">Personalized to your needs</h3>


I’ll write down the CSS only for the example shown in the screenshot above and only for the hover part.

.ca-menu li:hover{
  background-color: #000;
.ca-menu li:hover .ca-icon{
  color: #f900b0;
  font-size: 120px;
  opacity: 0.2;
  left: -20px;
  transform: rotate(20deg);
.ca-menu li:hover .ca-main{
  color: #f900b0;
  opacity: 0.8;
.ca-menu li:hover .ca-sub{
  color: #fff;
  opacity: 0.8;

Download & Documentation


Creating a stitched border

Use this snippetĀ  to get a stitched-like border on your elements.

<div>Today it's a beautiful day for styling.</div>


.stitched {
  padding: 15px 10px;
  margin: 10px;
  background: #3AB551;
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 20px;
  font-weight: bold;
  line-height: 1.3em;
  border: 2px dashed #fff;
  border-radius: 3px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
  -moz-border-radius: 3px;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 0 4px #38A64C;
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 4px #38A64C;
  box-shadow: 0 0 0 4px #38A64C;
  text-shadow: -1px -1px #2D853D;
  font-weight: normal;

Cross browser opacity

This is a code snippet that you can use for a cross browser opacity.

Works in Chrome, FF, Safari, IE6+, Opera, Netscape.

.opacity {
  opacity: .75; /* Standard: FF gt 1.5, Opera, Safari */
  filter: alpha(opacity=75); /* IE lt 8 */
  -ms-filter: "alpha(opacity=75)"; /* IE 8 */
  -khtml-opacity: .75; /* Safari 1.x */
  -moz-opacity: .75; /* FF lt 1.5, Netscape */