CSS3 Optical Illusions

CSS3 Optical Illusions

CSS3 Optical Illusions

Today I have prepared something interesting to you. This is demonstration of several optical illusions in CSS3 (without use any images or javascript). Welcome to test results.


Here are samples and downloadable package:

Live Demo
download in package

Ok, download the example files and lets start coding !


Step 1. HTML

As usual, we start with the HTML. Here are full html code of all 6 demos.

index.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <title>CSS3 Optical Illusions | Script Tutorials</title>

        <link href="css/layout.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="css/illusions.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
    </head>
    <body>

        <header>
            <h2>CSS3 Optical Illusions</h2>
            <a href="http://www.script-tutorials.com/css3-optical-illusions/" class="stuts">Back to original tutorial on <span>Script Tutorials</span></a>
        </header>

        <div class="container">
            <span id="page1"></span>
            <span id="page2"></span>
            <span id="page3"></span>
            <span id="page4"></span>
            <span id="page5"></span>
            <span id="page6"></span>

            <a class="contr" href="#page1" title="Are these lines parallel? Yes, of course">1</a>
            <a class="contr" href="#page2" title="The circles rotate?">2</a>
            <a class="contr" href="#page3" title="The upper half of each figure is same as lower half, is not it? Lets turn them, The difference becomes much bigger">3</a>
            <a class="contr" href="#page4" title="At the intersections of white lines, except for the intersection, where you keep your sight at the moment, we can see small gray spots.">4</a>
            <a class="contr" href="#page5" title="See inside for some time. They saw the green stains? But nothing green is not here.">5</a>
            <a class="contr" href="#page6" title="Another one move effect">6</a>

            <div class="demos">
                <div id="i1">
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                </div>

                <div id="i2">
                    <div class="cir1">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir2">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir3">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir4">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir5">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir6">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir7">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir8">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="cir9">
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                </div>

                <div id="i3">
                    <div class="pos">38</div>
                    <div class="rev">38</div>
                </div>

                <div id="i4">
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                    <div class="row"></div>
                </div>

                <div id="i5">
                    <div>
                        <div id="o1"></div><div id="o2"></div><div id="o3"></div>
                        <div id="o4"></div><div id="o5"></div><div id="o6"></div>
                        <div id="o7"></div><div id="o8"></div><div id="o9"></div>
                        <div id="o10"></div><div id="o11"></div><div id="o12"></div>
                    </div>
                </div>

                <div id="i6">
                    <div>
                        <div class="yellow r1">
                            <div class="pink r2">
                                <div class="yellow r3">
                                    <div class="pink r4"></div>
                                </div>
                            </div>
                        </div>
                    </div>
                    <div>
                        <div class="yellow r1">
                            <div class="pink r2">
                                <div class="yellow r3">
                                    <div class="pink r4"></div>
                                </div>
                            </div>
                        </div>
                    </div>
                    <div>
                        <div class="yellow r1">
                            <div class="pink r2">
                                <div class="yellow r3">
                                    <div class="pink r4"></div>
                                </div>
                            </div>
                        </div>
                    </div>
                    <div>
                        <div class="yellow r1">
                            <div class="pink r2">
                                <div class="yellow r3">
                                    <div class="pink r4"></div>
                                </div>
                            </div>
                        </div>
                    </div>
                </div>

            </div>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>

Step 2. CSS

Here are the CSS styles. Maybe you’ve noticed – that in our html – I have two CSS files: layout.css and illusions.css. The first file (layout.css) contain the styles of our test page. We will not publish these styles in this article, but if you wish – you can find these styles in our package.

css/illusions.css

span {
    display: none;
}
.contr {
    color: #000000;
    cursor: pointer;
    float: left;
    font-size: 16px;
    font-weight: bold;
    height: 30px;
    line-height: 30px;
    margin: 10px;
    text-align: center;
    text-decoration: none;
    width: 60px;

    -webkit-border-radius:10px;
    -moz-border-radius:10px;
    -ms-border-radius:10px;
    -o-border-radius:10px;
    border-radius:10px;

    background-color:#e3e3ff;
    background: -moz-linear-gradient(#ffffff, #eee);
    background: -ms-linear-gradient(#ffffff, #eee);
    background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #ffffff), color-stop(100%, #eee));
    background: -webkit-linear-gradient(#ffffff, #eee);
    background: -o-linear-gradient(#ffffff, #eee);
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#ffffff', endColorstr='#eee');
    -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#ffffff', endColorstr='#eee')";
    background: linear-gradient(#ffffff, #eee);
}
.contr:hover{
    background-color:#e3e3ff;
    box-shadow:0px 0px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.5) inset, 0px 0px 0px 4px rgba(51,51,204,0.5);
    -moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.5) inset, 0px 0px 0px 4px rgba(51,51,204,0.5);
    -webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.5) inset, 0px 0px 0px 4px rgba(51,51,204,0.5);
}
.demos {
    background-color: #b2b2b2;
    display: block;
    height: 640px;
    margin-top: 55px;
    overflow: hidden;
    position: relative;
}
.demos > div {
    display: none;
}
#page1:target ~ .demos #i1 {
    display: block;
}
#page2:target ~ .demos #i2 {
    display: block;
}
#page3:target ~ .demos #i3 {
    display: block;
}
#page4:target ~ .demos #i4 {
    display: block;
}
#page5:target ~ .demos #i5 {
    display: block;
}
#page6:target ~ .demos #i6 {
    display: block;
}

/* illusion 1 */
#i1 {
    width: 900px;
}
#i1 .row {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-bottom: 2px solid #888;
    height: 90px;

    -webkit-background-size: 140px 70px;
    -moz-background-size: 140px 70px;
    -ms-background-size: 140px 70px;
    -o-background-size: 140px 70px;
    background-size: 140px 70px;

    background-position: 0 50%;
    background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
    background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
    background-image: -o-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
    background-image: linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
}
#i1 .row:nth-child(3n+3) {
    background-position: 60px 50%;
}
#i1 .row:nth-child(2n+2) {
    background-position: 30px 50%;
}

/* illusion 2 */
#i2 {
    background-color: #98CB00;
    height: 640px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 0 150px;
    position: relative;
    width: 600px;
}
#i2  > div {
    float: left;
    height: 105px;
    padding-left: 90px;
    padding-top: 90px;
    position: relative;
    width: 105px;
}
#i2  div div {
    border: 1px outset #fff;
    height: 20px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 30px;

    -webkit-border-radius: 100px / 50px;
    -moz-border-radius: 100px / 50px;
    -ms-border-radius: 100px / 50px;
    -o-border-radius: 100px / 50px;
    border-radius: 100px / 50px;

    background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #580402, #a63b17, #580402, #a63b17, #580402);
    background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #580402, #a63b17, #580402, #a63b17, #580402);
    background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #580402, #a63b17, #580402, #a63b17, #580402);
    background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #580402, #a63b17, #580402, #a63b17, #580402);
    background: linear-gradient(top, #580402, #a63b17, #580402, #a63b17, #580402);
}
#i2 #o1 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-30deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-30deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-30deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-30deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-30deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o2 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-60deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-60deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-60deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-60deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-60deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o3 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-90deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-90deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-90deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-90deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-90deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o4 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-120deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-120deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-120deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-120deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-120deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o5 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-150deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-150deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-150deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-150deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-150deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o6 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-180deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-180deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-180deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-180deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-180deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o7 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-210deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-210deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-210deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-210deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-210deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o8 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-240deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-240deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-240deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-240deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-240deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o9 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-270deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-270deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-270deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-270deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-270deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o10 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-300deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-300deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-300deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-300deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-300deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o11 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-330deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-330deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-330deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(-330deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(-330deg) translatex(70px);
}
#i2 #o12 {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(70px);
    -moz-transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(70px);
    -ms-transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(70px);
    -o-transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(70px);
    transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(70px);
}

/* illusion 3 */
#i3 {
    color: #000000;
    font-family: Times New Roman;
    font-size: 250px;
    padding-left: 300px;
}
#i3 .rev {
    text-align: right;

    -webkit-transform: rotate(-180deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-180deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-180deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(-180deg);
    transform: rotate(-180deg);
}

/* illusion 4 */
#i4 .row {
    background-color: #fff;
    border-bottom: 5px solid #fff;
    height: 50px;

    -webkit-background-size: 60px 50px;
    -moz-background-size: 60px 50px;
    -ms-background-size: 60px 50px;
    -o-background-size: 60px 50px;
    background-size: 60px 50px;

    background-position: 0 50%;
    background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 90%, transparent 10%, transparent);
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 90%, transparent 10%, transparent);
    background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
    background-image: -o-linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
    background-image: linear-gradient(0deg, #000 50%, transparent 50%, transparent);
}

/* illusion 5 */
@-webkit-keyframes custom_effect {
    0% {opacity: 0;}
    33% {opacity: 1;}
    100% {opacity: 1;}
}
@-moz-keyframes custom_effect {
    0% {opacity: 0;}
    33% {opacity: 1;}
    100% {opacity: 1;}
}
#i5 {
    background-color: #b2b2b2;
    height: 600px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    position: relative;
    width: 600px;
}
#i5  > div {
    float: left;
    height: 200px;
    padding-left: 200px;
    padding-top: 200px;
    position: relative;
    width: 200px;
}
#i5  div div {
    height: 50px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 50px;

    -webkit-border-radius: 50px;
    -moz-border-radius: 50px;
    -ms-border-radius: 50px;
    -o-border-radius: 50px;
    border-radius: 50px;

    background-color: #b2b2b2;
    background-image: -webkit-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #FD19FD, #b2b2b2 70%);
    background-image: -moz-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #FD19FD, #b2b2b2 70%);
    background-image: -o-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #FD19FD, #b2b2b2 70%);
    background-image: radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #FD19FD, #b2b2b2 70%);

    -moz-animation-name: custom_effect;
    -moz-animation-duration: 1.2s;
    -moz-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -moz-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -moz-animation-direction: normal;
    -moz-animation-delay: 0;
    -moz-animation-play-state: running;
    -moz-animation-fill-mode: forwards;

    -webkit-animation-name: custom_effect;
    -webkit-animation-duration: 1.2s;
    -webkit-animation-timing-function: linear;
    -webkit-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    -webkit-animation-direction: normal;
    -webkit-animation-delay: 0;
    -webkit-animation-play-state: running;
    -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards;
}

#i5 #o1 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(30deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.1s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(30deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.1s;
}
#i5 #o2 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(60deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.2s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(60deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.2s;
}
#i5 #o3 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(90deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.3s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(90deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.3s;
}
#i5 #o4 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(120deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.4s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(120deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.4s;
}
#i5 #o5 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(150deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.5s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(150deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.5s;
}
#i5 #o6 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(180deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.6s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(180deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.6s;
}
#i5 #o7 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(210deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.7s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(210deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.7s;
}
#i5 #o8 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(240deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.8s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(240deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.8s;
}
#i5 #o9 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(270deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 0.9s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(270deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 0.9s;
}
#i5 #o10 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(300deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 1.0s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(300deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 1.0s;
}
#i5 #o11 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(330deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 1.1s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(330deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 1.1s;
}
#i5 #o12 {
  -moz-transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(150px);
  -moz-animation-delay: 1.2s;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(0deg) translatex(150px);
  -webkit-animation-delay: 1.2s;
}

/* illusion 5 */
#i6 {
    background-color: #3f023e;
    height: 640px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding-left: 120px;
    position: relative;
    width: 900px;
}

#i6 .yellow {
    background-color: #b9bd04;
    background-image: -webkit-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #fff531 40%, #b9bd04 80%);
    background-image: -moz-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #fff531 40%, #b9bd04 80%);
    background-image: -o-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #fff531 40%, #b9bd04 80%);
    background-image: radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #fff531 40%, #b9bd04 80%);
}
#i6 .pink {
    background-color: #f101e8;
    background-image: -webkit-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #0e0403 40%, #f101e8 80%);
    background-image: -moz-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #0e0403 40%, #f101e8 80%);
    background-image: -o-radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #0e0403 40%, #f101e8 80%);
    background-image: radial-gradient(50% 50%, circle, #0e0403 40%, #f101e8 80%);
}
#i6 > div {
    float: left;
    height: 320px;
    position: relative;
    width: 320px;
}
#i6 .r1 {
    height: 320px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 320px;

    -webkit-border-radius: 320px;
    -moz-border-radius: 320px;
    -ms-border-radius: 320px;
    -o-border-radius: 320px;
    border-radius: 320px;
}
#i6 .r2 {
    height: 240px;
    left: 40px;
    position: absolute;
    top: 40px;
    width: 240px;

    -webkit-border-radius: 240px;
    -moz-border-radius: 240px;
    -ms-border-radius: 240px;
    -o-border-radius: 240px;
    border-radius: 240px;
}
#i6 .r3 {
    height: 160px;
    left: 40px;
    position: absolute;
    top: 40px;
    width: 160px;

    -webkit-border-radius: 160px;
    -moz-border-radius: 160px;
    -ms-border-radius: 160px;
    -o-border-radius: 160px;
    border-radius: 160px;
}
#i6 .r4 {
    height: 80px;
    left: 40px;
    position: absolute;
    top: 40px;
    width: 80px;

    -webkit-border-radius: 80px;
    -moz-border-radius: 80px;
    -ms-border-radius: 80px;
    -o-border-radius: 80px;
    border-radius: 80px;
}

This is very big pack of styles, but I hope that this is ok, I have used here different CSS3 techniks: and keyframes animation, and transform rotate, sometimes – gradients.


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Conclusion

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