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The Dark - CSS animated background
<div class="container">
<div class="background"></div>
<div id="particles"></div>
<div class="foreground"></div>
</div>
// Let's define the required varibles such as the number of particles to be created and an array to hold the particles
const particleContainer = document.getElementById('particles');
const Nparticles = 100;
let particles = [];
// function to return a random number from a given min and max
function rand(min, max) {
return Math.floor(Math.random() * (max - min)) + min;
}
// This constructor will generate the required information for each particle and it's html structure to be added to the document
function createParticle(i) {
this.id = i;
this.width = rand(1,20) + 'px';
this.height = this.width;
this.x = rand(10,90) + '%';
this.delay = rand(1,60) + 's';
this.duration = rand(10,60) + 's';
this.html = '<span style=" width: '+this.width+'; height: '+this.height+'; left: '+this.x+'; animation-delay: '+this.duration+'; animation-duration: '+this.duration+'; "></span>';
}
// Let's loop through till we reach the max number of particles and save them to the array and append them to the document
while ( particles.length <= Nparticles ) {
let Particle = new createParticle(particles.length);
particles.push(Particle);
particleContainer.innerHTML += Particle.html;
}
// Hope you liked it and that has inspired you to create something awesome
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
// Colour Variables
$magenta : #a42b52;
$blue : #224154;
// this loops through and generates a random animation for each particle so that hte wallpaper feels more unpredictable and less boring - this loop is also used to assign the animation to the right particle
@for $i from 1 through 100 {
@keyframes particle-#{$i} {
0% { transform: translateX( 0px ) translateY(0vh); opacity: 1; };
30% { transform: translateX( (random(80) - 40) + px ) translateY(-10vh); opacity: 0.9; };
40% { transform: translateX( (random(80) - 40) + px ) translateY(-20vh); opacity: 0.8; };
50% { transform: translateX( (random(80) - 40) + px ) translateY(-30vh); opacity: 0.7; };
60% { transform: translateX( (random(80) - 40) + px ) translateY(-40vh); opacity: 0.6; };
70% { transform: translateX( (random(80) - 40) + px ) translateY(-50vh); opacity: 0.5; };
100% { transform: translateX( (random(80) - 40) + px ) translateY(-100vh); opacity: 0; };
}
.container #particles span:nth-child(#{$i}) { animation-name: particle-#{$i}; }
}
// let's make the body full width and height and hide any overflow, also let's give it a minimun width so that the images don't get too small, maybe in a future I will make this fully responssive
html,body {
position: relative;
height: 100%;
background-color: $blue;
text-align: center;
overflow: hidden;
min-width: 768px;
}
.container {
position: relative;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
.background {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
right: 0;
bottom: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-image: url('https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/751678/my-illustration-background.png');
background-position: center bottom;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-size: 100% auto;
z-index: 0;
}
#particles {
position: absolute;
top:0;
right:0;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
z-index: 1;
span {
display: inline-block;
position: absolute;
bottom: 0%;
border-radius: 50%;
background-color: $magenta;
opacity: 1;
box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px 5px rgba(164, 43, 82, 1);
transform: translateX(0%) translateY(0%);
animation-iteration-count: infinite;
animation-timing-function: linear;
}
}
.foreground {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
right: 0;
bottom: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-image: url('https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/751678/my-illustration-foreground.png');
background-position: center bottom;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-size: 100% auto;
z-index: 2;
}
}

The Dark - CSS animated background

Has i was having issues on code pen with CORS when using canvas, decided to convert this piece into css and js from canvas. The JavaScript currently only creates the particles.

A Pen by Mario Duarte on CodePen.

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