Designers used to create animations in HTML elements using CSS. However, due to the limitations of HTML elements in creating patterns, shapes, and others, they naturally turn to SVG, which offers more interesting capabilities.
Made only with CSS, a border forms smoothly around the text, when you hover over the “HOVER” instruction.
The sidebar becomes elastic when you try to pull it away from the side. A nice concept applied on a Material Design-inspired application sidebar.
Most pages allow you to “pull down” on the page to refresh. With this animation, when you “release” the page, the Send icon changes into a Plane icon and gets released into the air.
Here’s a subtle but not easy to miss moving text gradient that typography lovers will love.
This animation shows you how a heart icon is made from two circles and a square. The transformation is done with CSS animation.
An animation that illustrate cities and popular tourist destinations in the world. The moves and transformations are created using CSS animation.
A morphing animation of the hamburger icon turning into a cross icon. See how smooth the transition is between the two objects.
An awesome animation by Sarah Drasner, powered by GSAP timeline. It is an infographic come to life, made with animation. Use the slider to access the frames from any point.
A unique and funny loop animation depicting the characters’ walk. The movement of the objects in this demo is a combination of SVG and CSS3 animation. The legs use SVG animation while other parts use CSS3 animation.
Watch the smooth movement of the second-hand in this clock showing the current time. The animation is completely made using the SVG animation functionality.
An astronaut shooting into space with it’s rainbow-powered jet pack(?). Nice animation made using the GSAP Tweenmax plugin.
However over these animated SVG icons to check out what they can do. The creator made this using GSAP.
The animation illustrates a workspace in flat style design. The creator used GSAP to make this awesome animation of a workstation forming.
This is a cool animation makes use of the snap.svg library. Click to see mail being “sent”.
Have you ever skipped stones on the surface of a lake? Here’s a simple SVG path animation illustrating that but with no stones, and no lake.
Besides using SVG to make path animation sketching a shape, you can use it on typography like what this creator made. The blur effect makes it more awesome.
Have fun with the gooey effect in this design, which is made using SVG filter and by adding CSS animation. The result is realistic and really cool, and you can play with four different versions.
How to make a layered birthday cake made with SVG and CSS animation.
Just see this awesome animation of a simple thank-you note. It is created using SVG and GSAP TweenMax library.
Now let’s look the comparison about CSS and SVG animation, do you see the difference?
Another way to animate SVG is by using sprites images, like how this creator did.
A creative work made using pure SVG animation (SMIL); no CSS or JS to animate things here.
Here’s a nice animated logo intro using inline SVG animation. No CSS or JS was used to make everything work.
A beautiful stats graph with SVG animation powered by Snap.SVG library.
Here are seven creative uses of SVG filter to make a gooey-like effect. The music visualizer is my favorite, the animation looks very nice.
This one is an SVG animation powered by TweenMax but made just for fun. Hold and drag the cow around the planet. It will spin in “orbit”.
Animated Logo by Ali
Animation could be a nice little addition for a bubbling beer logo. The nice little floating bubbles are built purely with SVG native animation syntax.