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Flipping Window Effect
  • Last Updated : 15 Jul, 2020
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Flipping window is a new effect that is used in modern web designs. This effect is used as a showcase part, loader part, and in revealing banner. The effect is based on four squares rotating along the X and Y-axis. The order of rotation can be different, i.e it can be XX, XY, YX or YY.

Approach: The approach is to create 4 squares aligned next to each other making a big square(window).Then using @keyframes to rotate these small squares along the X and Y-axis. We have used the alternate sequence of YX i.e; first rotation along Y-axis and second along X-axis and so on.

First Section: In this section, we have created four “span” tags wrapped inside a “div” tag.

  • HTML Code:

    HTML




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>Flipping Window Effect</title>
        </head>
        <body>
            <div class="geeks">
                <span></span>
                <span></span>
                <span></span>
                <span></span>
            </div>
        </body>
    </html>

Second Section: For CSS, follow the below given steps.



  • Step 1: Align the “div” to the center of the page.
  • Step 2: Create a square applying CSS to the “span” tag.
  • Step 3: Now, use the “nth child” property to align all the “spans” next to each other
    forming a bigger square.
  • Step 4: Apply different colors to each “span” to make it look more beautiful.
  • Step 5: Use @keyframes to rotate small squares alternatively on Y and X axis.

Note: The order of rotation does not matter, you can follow any order. The same animation can be applied to any shape but square is the most used one.

  • CSS Code:




    .geeks 
      {
          position: absolute;
          top: 50%;
          left: 50%;
        }
     
        span {
          position: absolute;
          width: 20px;
          height: 20px;
          background: #262626;
          animation: animate 4s infinite ease-in-out;
        }
        span:nth-child(1) {
          background-color: chocolate;
          left: -24px;
          top: -24px;
          animation-delay: 0.2s;
        }
     
        span:nth-child(2) {
          background-color: rgb(57, 30, 210);
          left: 0px;
          top: -24px;
          animation-delay: 0.4s;
        }
     
        span:nth-child(3) {
          background-color: rgb(36, 210, 30);
          left: -24px;
          top: 0px;
          animation-delay: 0.6s;
        }
     
        span:nth-child(4) {
          background-color: rgb(210, 30, 141);
          left: 0;
          top: 0;
          animation-delay: 0.8s;
        }
     
        @keyframes animate {
          0% {
            transform: rotateY(0deg);
          }
     
          20% {
            transform: rotateX(360deg);
          }
     
          40% {
            transform: rotateY(180deg);
          }
     
          60% {
            transform: rotateX(0deg);
          }
     
          80% {
            transform: rotateY(360deg);
          }
     
          100% {
            transform: rotateX(180deg);
          }
        }

Complete Code: It is the combination of the above two sections.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Flipping Window Effect</title>
  <style>
  .geeks {
        position: absolute;
        top: 50%;
        left: 50%;
      }
  
      span {
        position: absolute;
        width: 20px;
        height: 20px;
        background: #262626;
        animation: animate 4s infinite ease-in-out;
      }
      span:nth-child(1) {
        background-color: chocolate;
        left: -24px;
        top: -24px;
        animation-delay: 0.2s;
      }
  
      span:nth-child(2) {
        background-color: rgb(57, 30, 210);
        left: 0px;
        top: -24px;
        animation-delay: 0.4s;
      }
  
      span:nth-child(3) {
        background-color: rgb(36, 210, 30);
        left: -24px;
        top: 0px;
        animation-delay: 0.6s;
      }
  
      span:nth-child(4) {
        background-color: rgb(210, 30, 141);
        left: 0;
        top: 0;
        animation-delay: 0.8s;
      }
  
      @keyframes animate {
        0% {
          transform: rotateY(0deg);
        }
  
        20% {
          transform: rotateX(360deg);
        }
  
        40% {
          transform: rotateY(180deg);
        }
  
        60% {
          transform: rotateX(0deg);
        }
  
        80% {
          transform: rotateY(360deg);
        }
  
        100% {
          transform: rotateX(180deg);
        }
      }
    
  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="geeks">
      <span></span>
      <span></span>
      <span></span>
      <span></span>
    </div>
    
</body>
</html>

Output:

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