Smooth animation between states with transitions

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Transitions help create a smooth animation between different states of an element. A duration and easing type can be customized to create a unique transition. A common use case is to create a smooth transition for hover states on elements so that they don’t abruptly change on hover.

In this lesson:

  1. Style the hover state of a button
  2. Set a transition to smooth out the animation on hover

Style the hover state of a button

  1. Select a button
  2. Add a box shadow and style it so everything looks just how you want it to look
  3. Go to the hover state
  4. Increase the intensity of the shadow, and the distance
  5. Switch back to the none state

Set a transition to smooth out the animation on hover

  1. Add a transition and choose Box shadow from the Property dropdown
  2. Add a 500ms duration
  3. Keep the easing as is
  4. Now, hover over the button, you can see the intensity and distance of the shadow transition smoothly
Step one on the left, click on the plus icon in the Transitions effect row. Step two on the right, select the Box Shadow property from the background section in the property dropdown menu.
Step three, change Duration to 500 MS.
A blue button with text "Contact us!" is displayed twice. On the left, the button is in its normal state. On the right, the button is in its hover state with a box shadow behind it.h

Learn more about transitions and other effects.