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Demolishing Cities with Canvas Particle Effects!

Zach Saucier teaches us how to use the web Canvas API and his own custom library to make images of cities disintegrate! The cool thing is that this technique can be implemented on any DOM element!

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Reinventing the Signup Form

Adam Kuhn showed us his trick for reimagining what we think of as possible with email forms. Plus we learned a technique for turning form borders into more whimsical shapes on submit!

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Concentric Circle Spinner

I really enjoyed digging into this pen by Luke Richardville . You wouldn't think it had much to teach, seeing as it's only 12 lines of Pug…

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Swimming on Scroll with GSAP

There's something really beautiful about Weird Fishes by Michelle Barker. It's a tiny CodePen experience that's equal parts art piece and…

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Thinking Outside the Box with CSS Grid

The support of CSS Grid in modern browsers has opened up layout possibilities like never before. We can create more complex designs with…

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Sketchy Webcam Filter Effects

Adam Kuhn makes some of my favorite CodePens, from the email form rollercoaster , to his gorgeous generative art , to his delightful…

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Buttons that Spark Joy

Buttons are such a foundational part of any website that we often take them for granted. They're an iconic component in web design, but it's…

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Making GIFs into Letters with Clip Paths

The CSS clip-path is one of those features that unlocks so many possibilities once you understand how to use it. For his piece, Supa Dupa…

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Amazing Animation Techniques with GSAP

Brilliant animations can turn a static design into a fantastic experience, but it doesn't come easy. Motion designers might fiddle with an…

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Creating 3D Illustrations with CSS

I love how CSS allows for so many different styles of drawing. From realistic portraits and landscapes like we saw with Ben Evans , to fun…

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Making Dynamic Animations with Shaders

I’ve been following ilithya’s shader demos for a while and wanted to write about her work weeks ago, but quickly learned that I was out of…

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Creating Realistic Art with CSS

It can be challenging enough to use CSS to match the exact layout you're going for, but could you imagine using it to paint a landscape? Or…

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An Introduction to Shaders

Shaders can be a superpower for a frontend developer, so it's good to have a general understanding of what they are and how they work. In…

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