This content is sponsored via Syndicate Ads Truly understand your site visitors’ behavior Hotjar is a quick and easy way to truly understand your visitors and identify opportunities for improvement and growth. Try it for free Cards and Composability in Design Systems An excellent article by Nathan Curtis on structure, content, style and behavior of composed components. Read it React in patterns A free book about common design patterns used while developing with React. By Krasimir Tsonev. Check it out Replace Animated GIFs with Video Jeremy Wagner shows how to replace large animated GIFs with lighter videos. Read it pico.js A compact face-detection library in JavaScript with real-time detection capabilities. Check it out

Today we’d like to share Oasis, a responsive Jekyll template with you. Oasis was designed for developers who want to set up a small landing page for their mobile applications. It is made with usability and simplicity in mind for you to easily customize.

Oasis is a responsive one page template which also comes with a Sketch file.

You can use Oasis freely for your personal project or commercially, for your client work.

Live demo

Check out the live demo: Oasis Live Preview

Download the template for free:

You can download the ZIP file of the template and the design file here:

Use it freely but please don’t republish or redistribute the template.

We hope you enjoy this freebie and find it useful!

If you’d like to contribute and publish your freebie on Codrops drop us a line.

Freebie: “Oasis” Jekyll Website Template was written by Amie Chen and published on Codrops.

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Today we’d like to share a little reimplementation of an interesting effect with you. The idea came from this Reddit entry which describes a method of showing an image less pixelated the stronger the password entered is. You can see the idea in action on the signup page of Colibro. We thought this was an awesome idea and wanted to experiment with it, and also with the reverse logic.

So go ahead and try it out: start entering a password in the form and see the image getting a different amount of pixelization. The second demo shows the reverse logic where the image gets more obscured when the password is getting stronger.

The demo is kindly sponsored by HelloSign API: Everything IT requires and Developers love. If you would like to sponsor one of our demos, find out more here.

Attention: Please note that this is highly experimental and might not work well in older browsers.

We hope you like this little effect and find it useful.

References and Credits
Our Sponsor Everything IT requires and Developers love With a robust SDK, amazing support, detailed documentation, and super clean dashboard, HelloSign API is sure to make your team happy. Try it today Scroll to the future Anna Selezniova and Andy Barnov take us on a tour of the latest CSS and JavaScript features that make navigating around a single page smooth, beautiful and less resource-hungry. Read it Front-End Developer Handbook 2018 A guide written by Cody Lindley on the practice of front-end development, how to learn it and what tools are used. Check it out Length.js A useful JavaScript library for length units conversions. Check it out Eclipse An interactive experiment made by Cameron Adams.
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Today we’d like to share a little hover effect library with you. The effect goes as follows: when hovering an image, we’ll use a displacement image to transition to another image. Using different displacement images, we can create a variety of looks. The main idea behind this little library is to recreate an effect similar to what we have done previously, but with broader support, better performance and that is easier to customize.

The demo is kindly sponsored by HelloSign API: Everything IT requires and Developers love. If you would like to sponsor one of our demos, find out more here.

The animation is based on WebGL and we use three.js, so it works in all recent browsers.

To get started we need two main images and one displacement image to create the effect.

Here is an example displacement image we’re using:

The effect works in the following three steps:

  1. Modifying the images with the displacement image
  2. A classic fade between the 2 images
  3. Reverse the displacement

We can use a simple div to initiate our effect:

var myAnimation = new hoverEffect({
	parent: document.querySelector('.my-div'),
	image1: 'images/myImage1.jpg',
	image2: 'images/myImage2.jpg',
	displacementImage: 'images/myDistortionImage.png'

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Today we’d like to share a little menu animation with you. The idea is inspired by an effect that can be seen in this video, right at the beginning: a couple of differently sized boxes slide out and fill the screen. We thought this might be a nice idea applied to a menu using CSS Grid.

The demo is kindly sponsored by Knowledge Sharing System perfect for your team. If you would like to sponsor one of our demos, find out more here.

We use anime.js for the animations and imagesLoaded for preloading the images.

Attention: Modern CSS properties at work, please view in an updated browser!

We’ve created two different styles; have a look at the screenshots and check out the demos.

To open the menu, click on the + info in the bottom left corner.

We hope you enjoy this little menu and find it useful!

References and Credits

Expanding Grid Menu was written by Mary Lou and published on Codrops.

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After playing with an experimental CSS Glitch Effect for images and text, one of the first questions we got was “how can this be used in a slideshow”? The animations we used for the glitch effect were tuned to run infinitely, so the keyframes were adjusted to that. In a slideshow we have a different scenario: we want to apply the glitch effect at a specific moment and exchange the image with the new one of the next slide. This kind of animation can also be used for hover effects.

This slideshow does exactly that: it transitions to the next slide using the glitch effect. Under the hood, it exchanges the glitch layers one by one and stops glitching once the last image is switched.

The demo is kindly sponsored by: GitLab 10.1 which now allows you to manage your visual assets like you manage your code. If you would like to sponsor one of our demos, find out more here.

Attention: Please note that the CSS clip-path property does not work in IE or Edge.

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Today we’re very happy to share 10 unique illustrations with you. The set contains detailed and modern line illustrations of a designer’s workspace in two different views (top and frontal).

About the Designer Workspace Illustrations

This colorful set contains 10 line illustrations of a designer’s workspace in two views (top and frontal). A touch of Pantone’s color of the year 2018 “Ultra Violet” gives it a futuristic modern look, even more so when combined with vibrant gradients and light gray elements. Whatever you might need on your desk as a designer is included: technology, designer software, notebooks, pens, color swatches and even plants to brighten up your space.

The following files are included in the set:

  • 5 top view illustrations
  • 5 frontal view illustrations
  • Ai files
  • EPS10 files
  • PNG files (optimized)
  • SVG files

Check out a preview of the illustrations:

Download the Designer Workspace Illustrations for Free

You can download the freebie here:

The illustrations are free for personal and commercial use. Please don’t resell or redistribute them.

If you are interested in more workspace themed line illustrations check out the Her Workspace Illustrated Instagram Pack:

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