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Adrian Twarog
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CSS Background Image Tutorial on CSS Background Image Hovers & Transitions

In CSS, background-image(s) are used everywhere, but not many people animate or transition them. I will cover a few cool ways you can start using them with hover effects.

We will cover:

  • Using background-image, position, size, repeat,
  • Using background-blend-mode,
  • Creating transitions for the blend mode,
  • Using background-size and animating it on hover,
  • Animating a background image with gifs,
  • Combine all the elements we learnt (up above)

The end result should look something like this:
Example 1

// SASS Syntax
.bg-transition {
    .img {
        background-color:rgba(red,0.75);
        background-image:url(./youtube-a.jpg);
        background-size:125%;
        background-repeat:no-repeat;
        background-position: center;
        transition: 2s ease all;
        background-blend-mode:multiply;
    }
    &:hover {
        .img {
            background-color:rgba(red,0);
            background-size:100%;
            background-image:url(./youtube-a.gif);
        }
    }
}

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Thomas Bnt

Hello Adrian,
Maybe is late but always useful.

PS. Does anyone know how to add colors to 'pre' code on dev.to?

For you code uses

Code block on dev.to example

.myclass { color: red }
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