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CSS Highlight on Hover Animation

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I saw this great little highlight hover animation on Web Designer Depot the other day and I wondered how it worked. Turns out it’s just a few lines of CSS along with some background-position and gradient tricks.

Check the video for a quick explanation on how it works. Enjoy!

See the Pen yepexZ by Wes Bos (@wesbos) on CodePen.5332

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17 Responses to CSS Highlight on Hover Animation

  1. Tim Campbell says:

    This was an awesome tutorial!

  2. I love that! And only with CSS – that’s brilliant.

  3. Shrinivas says:

    So cool hover effect. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rene says:

    Thanks dude, this was awesome.

  5. Impressive trick, Thanks for share.

  6. Eoin says:

    Awesome. Where’s the link to the code pen?

  7. Very nice effect!

    To get rid of the “trapping” at the edges (e.g. in case pixel values are rounded) use these values:

    background-position: 1%;
    background-size: 204%;
    &:hover {
    background-position: -97.5%;
    }

  8. Srinivasan Ponnuswamy says:

    Very immpressive. Thanks for sharing

  9. dago says:

    Nice 🙂

  10. Marcy Sutton says:

    I think you can make it work on focus, too! Don’t forget keyboard users!

  11. ankit says:

    I HAVE Question…
    what i upload this content in my websites..is this legal..or any copywrite law will follow ?? tell me please in details related to this …thnx

  12. Paweł says:

    great stuff, thanks man…

  13. Denis says:

    Didn’t know gradient fill inline elements this way.
    Thank you!

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