25 Beautiful Image Styling Tutorials With CSS,jQuery

Recently I wrote article about post thumbnail and you saw some great examples of image styling. As I wrote there, neat styled images can attract more visitors and you will be more pleasant with them yourself too.

You don’t have to always use Photoshop to style your images. Some cool effects can be achieved trough CSS, jQuery etc too and I strongly suggest you to continue reading to find out how to do it!

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1. CSS3 Rounded Image With jQuery

Learn to wrap a span tag around the image element to achieve rounded images which will be displayed right in all modern browsers.

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2.Multiple Backgrounds and Borders with CSS 2.1

Learn how to use CSS 2.1 pseudo-elements to provide up to 3 background canvases, 2 fixed-size presentational images, and multiple complex borders for a single HTML element.


3. Quick Tip: Multiple Borders with Simple CSS

Quick screencast showing you how to achieve multiple borders with simple CSS that way adding more depth to your designs. Much simplier version of previous tutorial.




4. Multiple Borders on Dynamically Sized Elements with CSS2

Third version of Nicolas Gallagher showing you what to do if you don’t the size of element.


5. Have Fun w/ Borders – Beveled, Pressed, & More!

Learn how to achieve pressed effect with CSS and some simple border style tricks to get various effects.


6. Polaroids with CSS3

Learn how to use some awesome CSS2 and CSS3 to turn an otherwise unassuming list of images into a full-blown set of Polaroid pictures.


7. Perfect Full Page Background Image

Learn how to add background image with CSS that fills entire page with image, no white space, scales image as needed, does not cause scrollbars and much more.


8. CSS3 Box Shadow and Image Hover Effects

Explore a new way of adding drop shadow effects just by editing a style sheet.


9. Fancy Thumbnail Hover Effect w/ jQuery

Achieve neat flash-style effect with CSS and jQuery.


10. How To Create Simple CSS Image Rollover Effect

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create simple CSS image rollover effect with basic HTML and CSS styling.


11. Floatutorial

Floatutorial takes you through the basics of floating elements such as images, drop caps, next and back buttons, image galleries, inline lists and multi-column layouts. Check out 4 tutorials dedicated to image floating.


12. Snazzy Hover Effects Using CSS

In this tutorial, you will be going over creating flexible advanced hover techniques using CSS2.1 properties.


13. Fast Rollovers Without Preload

When using CSS image rollovers, two, three, or more images must be loaded (and often be preloaded for best results). Learn how to put all states into one image makes dynamic changes faster and requires no preload.


14. jQuery Rounded Corners

Lots of jQuery effects for rounded corners and much more patterns.


15. Easiest Tooltip and Image Preview Using jQuery

See 3 examples of using jQuery rollover preview script. This simple script can be applied for a variety of purposes.


16. Supersized – Full Screen Background/Slideshow

jQuery Plugin

Superzided is a jQuery plugin that resizes images to fill browser while maintaining image dimension ratio and cycles Images/backgrounds via slideshow with transitions and preloading.


17. PNG Overlay

Have you ever run into the problem of creating a site with pictures given by the client, only to find later after they update their photography the original look and feel is not retained? This solution involves creating a transparent PNG overlay which can be used as a mask / frame around regular JPEG or GIF. This way, a typical CMS installation can be configured so users can upload photos without having to worry about using any graphics program to apply filters.


18. BeZoom Lighweight JQuery Zoom Plugin

BeZoom is a simple and lightweight alternative for JQZoom. It’s lighter and it’s easier to use.


19. Using jQuery for Background Image Animations

Play with jQuery and change the position of the background image to create the type of effect you’re looking for. There’s a new article answering the “How do I handle active states?” – Handling Active State for jQuery Animated Backgrounds.


20. 5 Ways to Spice up Your Images with CSS

Here are a few simple tricks to add some flavor to your typical bland images. Using Photoshop to style each image can be tedious and difficult to maintain in the long run. These following CSS techniques will help you ease that pain.


21. How To: Resizeable Background Image

Learn how to set up resizeable background image with CSS. You have 3 options to choose from.


22. Style Your Image Links

Letting users know that particular section of our website is meant to be clicked on is best achieved through mouse over effect. Those “clickable” sections certainly include content images. Image Link is a script that enables you to apply additional styling to your image links.


23. Multiple Background Images with CSS

At times, it makes more sense to use background images than to insert them directly into the page. And while each element – like your body tag – can hold only one background image, they can be applied to several elements.


24. Image Borders with CSS

Really easy tutorial showing you how to add solid border to images using CSS.


25. CSS Sprites without Using Background Images

Learn how to apply hover effect without lot of knowledge about CSS sprites.



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