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How to create pure CSS3 based creative shapes? [ Demo, Download ]

I was browsing through the web and was excited and inspired to see many websites having little to no images these days! Wonder how?! The answer is simple, and its CSS3. I am sure CSS3 with HTML5 will turn out to be so powerful in the future to replace most of the images and even javascript for animation purposes.

Pure CSS3 based style icons and patterns can be definitely used as a better alternative since, they reduce the load time and performance could definitely increase. If you are a web-designer, you will surely prefer CSS to images!

Here in this post, let us see few basic yet interesting symbols or shapes that can be created only with CSS3. You can also see the live demo and get the whole code downloaded to your local, find links at the end of the post.

Leaf

#leaf{
width: 100px;
height: 100px;
display: block;
-webkit-border-top-left-radius: 100px;
-webkit-border-bottom-right-radius: 100px;
-moz-border-radius-topleft: 100px;
-moz-border-radius-bottomright: 100px;
border-top-left-radius: 100px;
background-color:#669900;
}

Oval

#oval {
	width: 200px;
	height: 100px;
	background: rgb(32, 160, 83);
	-moz-border-radius: 100px / 50px;
	-webkit-border-radius: 100px / 50px;
	border-radius: 100px / 50px;
}

Star


#star {
   margin: 50px 0;
   position: relative;
   display: block;
   color: rgb(179, 78, 78);
   width: 0px;
   height: 0px;
   border-right:  100px solid transparent;
   border-bottom: 70px  solid rgb(179, 78, 78);
   border-left:   100px solid transparent;
   -moz-transform:    rotate(35deg);
   -webkit-transform: rotate(35deg);
   -ms-transform:     rotate(35deg);
   -o-transform:      rotate(35deg);
}
#star:before {
   border-bottom: 80px solid rgb(179, 78, 78);
   border-left: 30px solid transparent;
   border-right: 30px solid transparent;
   position: absolute;
   height: 0;
   width: 0;
   top: -45px;
   left: -65px;
   display: block;
   content: '';
   -webkit-transform: rotate(-35deg);
   -moz-transform:    rotate(-35deg);
   -ms-transform:     rotate(-35deg);
   -o-transform:      rotate(-35deg);

}
#star:after {
   position: absolute;
   display: block;
   color: rgb(179, 78, 78);
   top: 3px;
   left: -105px;
   width: 0px;
   height: 0px;
   border-right: 100px solid transparent;
   border-bottom: 70px solid rgb(179, 78, 78);
   border-left: 100px solid transparent;
   -webkit-transform: rotate(-70deg);
   -moz-transform:    rotate(-70deg);
   -ms-transform:     rotate(-70deg);
   -o-transform:      rotate(-70deg);
   content: '';
}

Heart


#heart {
    position: relative;
    width: 100px;
    height: 90px;
}
#heart:before,
#heart:after {
    position: absolute;
    content: "";
    left: 50px;
    top: 0;
    width: 50px;
    height: 80px;
    background: red;
    -moz-border-radius: 50px 50px 0 0;
    border-radius: 50px 50px 0 0;
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-45deg);
       -moz-transform: rotate(-45deg);
        -ms-transform: rotate(-45deg);
         -o-transform: rotate(-45deg);
            transform: rotate(-45deg);
    -webkit-transform-origin: 0 100%;
       -moz-transform-origin: 0 100%;
        -ms-transform-origin: 0 100%;
         -o-transform-origin: 0 100%;
            transform-origin: 0 100%;
}
#heart:after {
    left: 0;
    -webkit-transform: rotate(45deg);
       -moz-transform: rotate(45deg);
        -ms-transform: rotate(45deg);
         -o-transform: rotate(45deg);
            transform: rotate(45deg);
    -webkit-transform-origin: 100% 100%;
       -moz-transform-origin: 100% 100%;
        -ms-transform-origin: 100% 100%;
         -o-transform-origin: 100% 100%;
            transform-origin :100% 100%;
}

Diamond

#diamond {
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: transparent transparent rgb(206, 199, 26) transparent;
    border-width: 0 25px 25px 25px;
    height: 0;
    width: 50px;
    position: relative;
    margin: 20px 0 50px 0;
}
#diamond:after {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    top: 25px;
    left: -25px;
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: rgb(206, 199, 26) transparent transparent transparent;
    border-width: 70px 50px 0 50px;
}


Egg


#egg{
   display:block;
   width: 126px;
   height: 180px;
   background-color: rgba(37, 35, 35, 0.42);
   -webkit-border-radius: 63px 63px 63px 63px / 108px 108px 72px 72px;
   border-radius:         50%  50%  50%  50%  / 60%   60%   40%  40%;
}

Speech Bubble


#talkbubble {
   width: 120px;
   height: 80px;
   background: rgb(0, 235, 255);
   position: relative;
   -moz-border-radius:    10px;
   -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
   border-radius:         10px;
}
#talkbubble:before {
   content:"";
   position: absolute;
   right: 100%;
   top: 26px;
   width: 0;
   height: 0;
   border-top: 13px solid transparent;
   border-right: 26px solid rgb(0, 235, 255);
   border-bottom: 13px solid transparent;
}

Badge


#badge-ribbon {
 position: relative;
 background: rgb(204, 209, 75);
 height: 100px;
 width: 100px;
 -moz-border-radius:    50px;
 -webkit-border-radius: 50px;
 border-radius:         50px;
}

#badge-ribbon:before,
#badge-ribbon:after {
  content: '';
  position: absolute;
  border-bottom: 70px solid rgb(204, 209, 75);
  border-left: 40px solid transparent;
  border-right: 40px solid transparent;
  top: 70px;
  left: -10px;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(-140deg);
  -moz-transform:    rotate(-140deg);
  -ms-transform:     rotate(-140deg);
  -o-transform:      rotate(-140deg);
}

#badge-ribbon:after {
  left: auto;
  right: -10px;
  -webkit-transform: rotate(140deg);
  -moz-transform:    rotate(140deg);
  -ms-transform:     rotate(140deg);
  -o-transform:      rotate(140deg);
}

Ribbon

Ribbon
.ribbon {
  font-size: 16px !important;
  position: relative;
  background: #ba89b6;
  color: #fff;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 1em 2em; /* Adjust to suit */
 width: 20%;
margin-left: 30px;
}
.ribbon:before, .ribbon:after {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  display: block;
  bottom: -1em;
  border: 1.5em solid #986794;
  z-index: -1;
}
.ribbon:before {
  left: -2em;
  border-right-width: 1.5em;
  border-left-color: transparent;
}
.ribbon:after {
  right: -2em;
  border-left-width: 1.5em;
  border-right-color: transparent;
}
.ribbon .ribbon-content:before, .ribbon .ribbon-content:after {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  display: block;
  border-style: solid;
  border-color: #804f7c transparent transparent transparent;
  bottom: -1em;
}
.ribbon .ribbon-content:before {
  left: 0;
  border-width: 1em 0 0 1em;
}
.ribbon .ribbon-content:after {
  right: 0;
  border-width: 1em 1em 0 0;
}

Yin Yang


#yin-yang {
	width: 96px;
	height: 48px;
	background: #eee;
	border-color: black;
	border-style: solid;
	border-width: 2px 2px 50px 2px;
	border-radius: 100%;
	position: relative;
}

#yin-yang:before {
	content: "";
	position: absolute;
	top: 50%;
	left: 0;
	background: #eee;
	border: 18px solid black;
	border-radius: 100%;
	width: 12px;
	height: 12px;
}

#yin-yang:after {
	content: "";
	position: absolute;
	top: 50%;
	left: 50%;
	background: black;
	border: 18px solid #eee;
	border-radius:100%;
	width: 12px;
	height: 12px;
}


Point Burst

#point-burst {
    background: red;
    width: 80px;
    height: 80px;
    position: relative;
    text-align: center;
}
#point-burst:before, #point-burst:after {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    height: 80px;
    width: 80px;
    background: red;
}
#point-burst:before {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(30deg);
       -moz-transform: rotate(30deg);
        -ms-transform: rotate(30deg);
         -o-transform: rotate(30deg);
}
#point-burst:after {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(60deg);
       -moz-transform: rotate(60deg);
        -ms-transform: rotate(60deg);
         -o-transform: rotate(60deg);
}

Pacman


#pacman {
  width: 0px;
  height: 0px;
  border-right: 60px solid transparent;
  border-top: 60px solid yellow;
  border-left: 60px solid yellow;
  border-bottom: 60px solid yellow;
  border-top-left-radius: 60px;
  border-top-right-radius: 60px;
  border-bottom-left-radius: 60px;
  border-bottom-right-radius: 60px;
}

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Updated on September 3, 2017

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