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Cool CSS3 Link Ideas
<h1>Link Ideas (proof of concept)</h1>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="first after" href="#">Left to Right</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="second after" href="#">Right to Left</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="third after" href="#">Start Centered</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="fourth before after" href="#">Top & Bottom // Left to Right</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="fifth before after" href="#">Top & Bottom // Right to Left</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="sixth before after" href="#">Top & Bottom // Start Centered</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="seventh before after" href="#">Top & Bottom // Opposite Start</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<a class="eigth before after" href="#">Top & Bottom // Opposite Start Reversed</a>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<span class="square individual">
<a class="ninth before after" href="#">Cool Square</a>
</span>
</div>
<div class="wrapper">
<span class="square">
<a class="tenth before after" href="#">Cool Square Simultaneous</a>
</span>
</div>
@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans);
body{
font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;
background:#151837;
width:90%;
margin:0 auto;
padding:2em 0 6em;
}
h1:before{
content: "// ";
}
h1{
font-size:3em;
color:#fefefe;
text-transform:lowercase;
}
.wrapper{
margin:3em 0;
}
a,a:visited,a:hover,a:active{
-webkit-backface-visibility:hidden;
backface-visibility:hidden;
position:relative;
transition:0.5s color ease;
text-decoration:none;
color:#81b3d2;
font-size:2.5em;
}
a:hover{
color:#d73444;
}
a.before:before,a.after:after{
content: "";
transition:0.5s all ease;
-webkit-backface-visibility:hidden;
backface-visibility:hidden;
position:absolute;
}
a.before:before{
top:-0.25em;
}
a.after:after{
bottom:-0.25em;
}
a.before:before,a.after:after{
height:5px;
height:0.35rem;
width:0;
background:#d73444;
}
a.first:after{
left:0;
}
a.second:after{
right:0;
}
a.third:after,a.sixth:before,a.sixth:after{
left:50%;
-webkit-transform:translateX(-50%);
transform:translateX(-50%);
}
a.fourth:before,a.fourth:after{
left:0;
}
a.fifth:before,a.fifth:after{
right:0;
}
a.seventh:before{
right:0;
}
a.seventh:after{
left:0;
}
a.eigth:before{
left:0;
}
a.eigth:after{
right:0;
}
a.before:hover:before,a.after:hover:after{
width:100%;
}
.square{
box-sizing:border-box;
margin-left:-0.4em;
position:relative;
font-size:2.5em;
overflow:hidden;
}
.square a{
position:static;
font-size:100%;
padding:0.2em 0.4em;
}
.square:before,.square:after{
content: "";
box-sizing:border-box;
transition:0.25s all ease;
-webkit-backface-visibility:hidden;
backface-visibility:hidden;
position:absolute;
width:5px;
width:0.35rem;
height:0;
background:#d73444;
}
.square:before{
left:0;
bottom:-0.2em;
}
.square.individual:before{
transition-delay:0.6s;
}
.square:after{
right:0;
top:-0.2em;
}
.square.individual:after{
transition-delay:0.2s;
}
.square a:before{
left:0;
transition:0.25s all ease;
}
.square a:after{
right:0;
transition:0.25s all ease;
}
.square.individual a:after{
transition:0.25s all ease 0.4s;
}
.square:hover:before,.square:hover:after{
height:calc(100% + 0.4em);
}
.square:hover a:before,.square:hover a:after{
width:100%;
}
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