CSS Art: The Flower

Published February 23, 2009 by saurav.roy.

css art flower

Today’s article is probably not the most practical tutorial I’ve ever written, but it was definitely one of the most fun to create. It also shows that, while CSS is often treated as a straightforward web development workhorse (and it’s a great workhorse, at that), it can also have a lighthearted, eccentric side as well. Today’s tutorial is about how to use CSS to create art.

Now, as I’ve mentioned numerous times, I am not an artist. If true CSS artists were likened to Salvador Dali or someone similar, I’d be more akin to the guy watching Bob Ross on public television and following along at home, creating wobbly little smudges and pretending they’re happy little trees. But! What my example above (and you can skip ahead and see the final version) shows is that it doesn’t take very many CSS rules to create some pretty cool CSS art. Read On…

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