Creating an awesome animation with box-shadow



March 01, 2021

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Hey guys, what's up? 😊✌️

So a while ago I saw this cool post on reddit talking about properties that can be animated in CSS -

On this post there was this snippet for a mesmerizing animation made only with box-shadow so I decided to share it here with you guys.

<div class="shadow"></div>

Using nothing but some different shadows we can create this neat effect and it's just one of the huge amount of things you can do when playing around with box-shadow in CSS.

.shadow { width: 400px; height: 400px; border-radius: 50%; box-shadow: 0 0 30px #fff, -30px 0 95px #e91e63, 30px 0 95px #4605ff, inset 0 0 60px #fff, inset 60px 0 95px #e91e63, inset -60px 0 95px #4605ff, inset 60px 0 400px #e91e63, inset -60px 0 400px #4605ff; animation: pulse 6s linear infinite; } @keyframes pulse { 50% { box-shadow: 0 0 30px #fff, 30px 0 95px #e91e63, -30px 0 95px #4605ff, inset 0 0 60px #fff, inset -60px 0 95px #e91e63, inset 60px 0 95px #4605ff, inset -60px 0 400px #e91e63, inset 60px 0 400px #4605ff; } }

Hope you liked this tip and let me know your thoughts on it! 🤓🙏