Awesome Collection of CSS Thumbnail Examples with Image Effect and Code Snippet
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1. Pure CSS Thumbnail Hover Effect
The first one on the thumbnail css examples let’s users have a more close up look on the image without having to open it. While opening an image is just a matter of click, its not the case that people always prefer it. I mean its okay if its just a single picture but what if you’re searching for some particular picture. One click times number of photos is not something people happily prefer to go through.
2. Thumbnail + Modal con CSS
The next thumbnail effect brings the content up close only after click on the button. Its like when you visit a tours and travels website and some holiday destination package grabs your attention. As you click on the image in order to see the things more in detail is the effect that you get here. However, its not the click on image but rather click on a specific button to make image pop up in a larger screen. You can do the both if you want to.
3. Thumbnail with Animated Captions
The next one on the examples of css thumbnail is something you would prefer in your websites gallery. Alternatively, when your website has multiple contents to offer under single screen the following thumbnail css code must be something that you’re looking for. We all know label and images combined give better information to users. However, space management can come as issue. So, how about including image and label within the same container. Only image in the beginning and some transparent label on top of that as you hover. Looks clean and does the job.
4. Pure CSS perfect square thumbnails gallery
If you have short and sweet description of content then the previous thumbnail examples will work perfectly for you. However, if you have a bit lengthy description or want to offer link to other page for more info then you have to try this layout. The layout is very simple. You have a view as a number of images posted on some wall. As you hover over these images it becomes faded with bright border and more button appearing in the middle. This is one of the common examples of css thumbnails on sites offering multiple contents like holiday destinations, web articles etc.
5. CSS Mouseover Thumbnails
There can be case where you want thumbnails effects without affecting the original image or grid content. Such examples include zoom preview of image as you hover it. You might seen a number of such applications with e-commerce site being most common one. We see a number of product images in the site. We can’t actually feel them from site itself however we can check the image as long as we aren’t satisfied. To do so they offer zoom preview of image at side without affecting the original content. Therefore you have a navigation option on one screen and preview on another.
6. THUMBNAIL HOVER EFFECTS
We all know its image that delivers the content in a powerful manner. Image drags the client attention so its better to include additional details within the image. In this example we see how to implement thumbnail effect either on top of image or on top of a content. Both are great effect in their own sense. The first effect includes diagonal spreading of a window inside of an image to give associated details. The second one includes transparent content in the beginning with image visible on the background. As you hover the content makes its way for zoom image to appear.
7. Thumbnail Hover 1
Users will hover to images on your website if that interests them. So, if they’re interested then lets give them something more. Let’s not give them something more but let’s give them in an attractive way just like the css thumbnail gallery below illustrates. The effect is similar to waving a flag and horizontal version of it. This means that the external link show up in a grid structure rotating along fixed vertical and horizontal axis.
8. CSS Thumbnail responsive flexbox hover transition
9. Thumbnail CSS hover transition
This example is very similar to magical door opening with some secret code, its just that the magical door is css thumbnail image in this case. It maintains the suspense for the users because there’s so much to explore with hover. This is because you can initially put what ever you like the beginning to attract the viewers. Their attraction is shown by hover action. And as the hover is done its like curtains opening to show the hidden world behind..
10. Honeycomb Gallery on CSS Grid 2
11. Thumbnail Animation Effects
Here we have alternative animation to show your images in your gallery. We saw a number of dropdown menu examples and we can achieve css similar effect thumbnail gallery. This means that the series of image present for preview pops up single selected image up on hover. However, need to move cursor out of the image frame to get back to initial can be a offset. So, its better to include a navigation option.
12. Minimal Responsive Thumbnail Gallery
We have a simple image gallery with zoom in thumbnail css effect on hover. It gives way more pleasant effect rather than just having a dull image gallery. Just few lines of html and css code and you get such a beautiful example of thumbnail for your website. Moreover, it adds to the responsive nature to user action.
13. Angled Thumbnail Hover Interaction
We just saw a simple zoom in action for css and html thumbnail example and now let’s go one step ahead. If you want to give extra information on top of previous effect you can include label to show up. However these label don’t just show up. They appear in a diagonal slide down fashion so that they overlap the previous layer. On removing the hover its just a roll back from thumbnail effect.
14. Spotify Artist Radio Thumbnails
15. Flexbox YouTube Thumbnail Grid
So after a number of examples dealing with image gallery thumbnail, we bring one similar css effect for video. Not just any type of thumbnail but one similar to YouTube. The html thumbnail example serves the need for both well loaded site or a lagging one. You can choose a default layout for slow internet connection and any good image for well loaded ones. You may have already guessed what the thumbnail effect is. Its simply allowing the play button to appear with video title hiding which was initially present.
16. Rounded thumbnails portfolio
In order to stand out among other websites you need to do something different. Even a unique portfolio can be tell about creativity of users or a company. In this example we have a rich set of thumbnail component. Most of the site when showcasing their gallery or portfolio do it by putting contents in a grid structure. Not a bad way by any means but you also want to present that uniquely. Here we see a number of round dispersed images which up on hover expands into square block with another adjacent block for supportive contents.
17. Flipping thumbnails
18. Split Image on hover
This is the alternative way to show the image details within the same container. The effect includes the image to split into pieces and slide up in a series rather than all at one fashion. The space emptied is them filled up by relevant text information which has faded original background. A good thumbnail effect to consider for e-commerce site dealing with electronics and relevant components. Html and css code for this thumbnail is available below.
19. Fancy CSS Animated Gallery Covers (Now Responsive)
Not only beautiful css thumbnail but also a responsive image gallery. The layout looks so premium that you will commonly see in cover of some program with popular faces shown in such manner. While you may not be able to show such effect in a poster, you can obviously offer use the layout for important testimonials in your site.
20. Gallery Slider With Thumbnails
Few examples ago we had a image gallery with series of small images and css thumbnail effect on hover. However, to select another image the the cursor required to be moved away and again back to image which was hectic. All of those are solved in this example of html thumbnail. You need to select image to get larger picture because that’s what a proper gallery do. Moreover, navigation buttons are there for those who don’t want to keep scrolling mouse here and there again and again.
21. Card-Profile slider
As a designer you must have searched for a good layout to use as a profile card. This one might do the justice you haven’t found one for you yet. This is because despite looking simple it looks just perfect. Round profile picture with shadow effect for the entire card is something that user demands. Its very similar to a real time id card but with improvements that can be made on digital screen.
We have a grid layout to show multiple contents in a number of customizable fashion. Unlike a number of css thumbnail examples we have seen before, it doesn’t offer image transition on effect. However, the layout can be changed in a number of ways. Regarding the view there are the options to set size of each component and choose between grid or list layout. A search option in top of that and your users can easily find the way to content that they are looking for.
23. Pure CSS Thumbnail Image
For the final one in the list of css thumbnail examples we have a two image layout. One is relatively small and cropped while larger one offers more detail. We know images are important for information in website and applications. However, we can’t just throw out any sized image in the name of that. So, what most of the sites such as online shopping site do is that they show a small image initially and as the user hovers on the image a larger preview is shown. Therefore, putting contents within a space limit as well as serving user needs.