Use CSS3 transform property to apply a two-dimensional transformation
CSS3 2D Transforms allow for various transformation to be applied to elements, such as scaling or rotating, in two-dimensional space. It is possible to apply one or many transforms to a single element. This allows for effects such as rotating text or images at an angle, and can be combined with transitions to apply interactive effects such as scaling up elements when the users interacts with them.
Use CSS3 transition property to change CSS values
For richer user interfaces it is often desirable to include some animation to make an effect more appealing. CSS3 Transitions allows property changes in CSS values to occur in animations over a specified duration.
Use CSS3 outline-offset property to offset the outline rendition
Setting an element outline is already available in CSS2, but in CSS3 outline has been expanded to include the outline-offset property. This allows to offset the outline by a specified number of pixels. By default, the outline is drawn starting just outside the edge or border of an element.
Use CSS3 box-sizing property to alter the default CSS box model
The CSS3 box-sizing property allows you to determine whether you want an element to render it’s borders and padding within its specified width, or outside of it. By default, box-sizing property is set to content-box. By setting it to border-box, you can force the browser to instead render the box with the specified width and height, and place the border and padding inside the box.
Use CSS3 resize property to allow end user to resize an element
CSS3 offers some great new properties relating to resizing elements such as text areas, outlining, box sizing, and more. We have already discussed some of these features. In this article and subsequent few more we will focus on some of the most significant ways you can enhance user interface features in CSS3.
Create multiple columns with CSS3 column-count and column-gap properties
You may have multi-column layouts using CSS3 which allows content to flow into multiple columns with a gap and a rule between them.
Create text shadow with CSS3 text-shadow property
CSS3 gives you a simple text shadow with text-shadow property. However, this feature is not new in CSS3; it was originally proposed in CSS2.
Create box shadow with CSS3 box-shadow property
Box-shadow is one of CSS3′s best new features. CSS3 gives you a nice box shadow with box-shadow property.
Create rounded corners with CSS3 border-radius property
The CSS3 border-radius property allows web designers and developers to create rounded corners easily in their design elements, without the need for corner images or the use of multiple div tags. At present boder-radius property enjoys widespread browser support.
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