36 Image Hover Effects Made with CSS3

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Every web designer should have an image hover effects library for their projects. Image hover effects are fun and add movement and flair to different components of a website. Hover effects use CSS features, such as 3D translate and pseudo elements, in order to create beautiful, subtle transitions, and to reveal text or captions. They enhance the look and feel of a website and make it easier for visitors to navigate.

There are countless way of creating interesting and unique interactions in the world of web design, and hover effects are growing in popularity. Hover effects provide elegant and neat ways of showing and hiding image captions, and new designs are available and ready to use all the time. Creating these effects might seem complex, but it’s actually as easy as copy and paste, thanks to the powerful technology of CSS3. So you’re not required to be an expert in coding to take advantage of these fantastic effects, like images that slide, flip, dissolve, rotate, become foggy, or simply become entirely replaced by text.

As opposed to jQuery, CSS3 requires a shorter loading time, so your effects will work more smoothly. Furthermore, CSS3 offers enhanced image resolution for stunning clarity, and a relatively simple language that’s split into logical modules with customizable functions for greater flexibility, and an overall enhanced, powerful design and user experience. CSS3 is fully compatible with other CSS versions, and most importantly, offers consistency (any changes in your website’s style sheet will be copied to every page of your website). Thus, CSS3 makes the designer’s job easier and faster, and greatly enhances the user’s experience.

In this article, we’re featuring 40 image hover effects made with CSS3 that you should add to your library for help with your future web design projects. We think these beautiful examples will inspire you to create something beautiful, and will be very helpful as they will add movement and energy to websites while enhancing the overall experience of the users. We hope you will find them useful… enjoy! Also, don’t forget to let us know which ones you like the most in the comment section below!


iHover Pin

Caption Hover Effects

Caption Hover Effects Pin

CSS3 Hover Effects

CSS3 Hover Effects Pin

Diagonal Slide

Diagonal Slide Hover Effects Pin

Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3

Sexy Image Hover Effects Using CSS3 Pin

 Image Caption Hover Animations

Image Caption Hover Animations Pin

Jumping Featured Boxes

Jumping Featured Boxes CSS Hover Effect Pin

10 Easy Image Hover Effects You Can Copy and Paste 

10 Easy Image Hover Effects Pin

Original Hover Effects With CSS3

Original Hover Effects With CSS3 Pin

Ideas For Subtle Hover Effects

Ideas for Subtle Hover Effects Pin

Transition Effect With CSS

Transition Effect with CSS3 Pin

Image Gallery Work Showcase with CSS3 Transition Effect on Hover

Image Gallery Work Showcase with CSS3 Transition Effect on Hover Pin

Circle Hover Effects

Circle Hover Effects Pin

Beautiful CSS3 Hover Effects With Websymbols Tutorial

Beautiful CSS3 Hover Effects Pin

CSS Hover Effects You Will Love To Use

CSS Hover Effects You Will Love to Use Pin

Animated Image Grid with CSS3 Based Hover Caption Effects

Animated Image Grid with CSS3 Based Hover Caption Effects Pin

Border Animation Effect

Border Animation CSS Effect Pin

Shape Hover Effect with SVG

Shape Hover Effect With SVG Pin

Simple Stack

Simple Stack Free Image Hover Pin

Fast Hover Slideshow

Fast Hover Slideshow Pin

Masking Images With Shape

Masking Images With Shape CSS Pin

Multiple Type of Image Hover / Mouse Rollover Effect

Multiple types of image hover effects Pin

3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

3D thumbnail hover effects Pin

CSS3 Hover Effects Style Restaurant Menus

CSS3 Hover Effects Style Restaurant Menus Pin

Direction-Aware Hover Effect

Direction-Aware Hover Effect Pin

Create Different Styles With Hover Effects

Create different styles with hover effects Pin

6 Cool Image Captions With CSS3

6 cool image captions with CSS3 Pin

Simple Animated Hover Effects For Images

Simple animated hover effects for images Pin

Simple Icon Hover Effect

Simple icon hover effect Pin

Beautiful Image Hover Effects with jQuery and CSS3

Beautiful image hover effects with jQuery and CSS3 Pin

CSS3 Image Hover Effect

CSS3 image hover effect Pin

Thumbnail Proximity Effect with jQuery and CSS3

Thumbnail Proximity Effect with jQuery and CSS3 Pin

Neat Photo Hover Effect with CSS Sprites and jQuery

Neat photo hover effect with CSS sprites and jQuery Pin


Cool CSS3 Image Hover Effects Pin


Cool CSS3 Image Hover Effects - 2 Pin


Cool CSS3 Image Hover Effects - 3 Pin

Iggy is an entrepreneur, blogger, and designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design fonts, themes, plugins, inspiration, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

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