CSS Tricks: Five Tricks To Enhance Your Web Page

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) defines how HTML elements are to be displayed. It is a straightforward mechanism useful for adding style (colors, fonts, spacing, etc.) to web documents. Using this language, you can give your HTML a better presentation and respond to all kinds of screens. In this article, you will see some CSS tricks to make the designing better. 

This article will cover the following topics:

  • CSS Blend Modes
  • Clipping
  • Animations
  • Google Fonts
  • CSS Gradient

CSS Blend Modes

The CSS background blend property sets the blend mode for each background layer (color and/or image). With the help of this property, you can blend background-image or blend them with colors.

Syntax: background-blend-mode: normal|multiply|screen|overlay|darken|lighten|color-dodge|saturation|

color|luminosity;

Example:

In this example, you will blend the background color with an image.

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Clipping

The CSS clip-path property creates a clipping region that specifies the region that should be shown on the page. 

Syntax: clip: clip-source|basic-shape|margin-box|border-box|padding-box|content-box|fill-box|stroke-box|view-box|none|initial|inherit;

Example:

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As you can see, you have a hexagon on the page.

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Animations

The CSS animations property is used to apply the animations between the styles. Each @keyframes is used to specify what should happen at that moment during the animation.

Syntax: animation: name duration timing-function delay iteration-count direction fill-mode play-state; 

Example:

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Google Fonts

The google fonts give you the option to choose from over 1000 different fonts. All you have to do is visit the google fonts website and embed the link in your HTML.

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You can see that there is now a beautiful font style for the page.

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CSS Gradient

The CSS gradient property allows you to add smooth transitions between two or more colors.

Syntax: background-image: radial-gradient(shape size at position, start-color, ..., last-color);

Example:

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You can use cssgradient.io to select the colors you want in your gradient and mix them according to your needs.

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Conclusion

Sometimes it is common to think that it takes a lot of effort and time to create a stunning website. Here in this CSS Tricks article, you looked at how you can use CSS properties to beautify your web page. Check out our tutorial on CSS Transition to add effects to the web page.

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