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This project is part of the liveProject series CSS Animations and Transitions
prerequisites
basic HTML • basic CSS
skills learned
style cards • add flip animations • use the backface-visibility property • use media queries to write accessible code
Martine Dowden
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE
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Max, the owner of My Little Cookie Shop, wants to take his online menu from meh to marvelous. Using CSS, you’ll style and animate the pastry pictures so that they flip around when clicked, revealing the details on the back, just like a real-world, three-dimensional card. Also, to respect all users, you’ll use media query to disable animations for users whose browser settings indicate they prefer reduced motion.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

book resources

When you start your liveProject, you get full access to the following books for 90 days.

project author

Martine Dowden

An award-winning CTO, UX/UI designer and developer, international speaker, and author, Martine focuses on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, and accessible. She approaches user experience from both art and science perspectives, drawing from her degrees in psychology and visual communications. She has worked as a developer, artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. To stay active in the industry she writes articles, leads workshops, and speaks at conferences and meetups worldwide. Her favorite topics to present are frontend web development, CSS, user experience, interaction design, accessibility, and Firebase. In recognition of her work in the community, she was awarded and still maintains the Google Developer Expert (GDE) status and the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).


In 2015, she published a children’s book, Programming Languages ABC++, of which the workbook edition sold over 20,000 copies in 2016. She then went on to write Approachable Accessibility: Planning for Success, which was released in June 2019, and Architecting CSS: The Programmer’s Guide to Effective Stylesheets in 2020.


Currently, she is the CTO at Andromeda Galactic Solutions where she continues to learn, work on, and share her passion for frontend development.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for frontend developers who know how to write an HTML page with divs, paragraphs, images, buttons, links, and form fields. To begin these liveProjects you will need to be familiar with the following:


TOOLS
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • A code editor of your choice (for example Visual Studio Code, Atom, Notepad++)
  • A modern browser (for example Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
TECHNIQUES
  • Basic HTML
  • Basic CSS

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to style pictures as cards that flip around like a real-world, three-dimensional card:


  • Use the backface-visibility property
  • Add the flip animation
  • Add hover and focus styles to the flip button
  • Use media queries to write accessible code
  • Use media query to disable animations according to user preferences

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