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Role of CSS hover effect

Before diving into this post we should know why we use CSS hover effect in our site, what’s the purpose of all this. The basic answer to all this why and what is that CSS hover effect adds something unique in our site that grabs our user attraction and keeps them engaged in our site for a longer duration of time. It also helps us to improve our UI experience for our visitors.

CSS image hover effects :

Image Hover Effect-1

See the Pen Image Hover Effects by kw7oe (@kw7oe) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows color shifting effect
Hover Effect By : kw7oe
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Image Hover Effect-2

See the Pen Pure CSS – Image Hover Effect by Bruno Beneducci (@brunobeneducci) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect contains set of different effects like: zoom in-out etc
Hover Effect By : Bruno Beneducci
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Image Hover Effect-3

See the Pen #1321 – Image Hover by LittleSnippets.net (@littlesnippets) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows image flip effect
Hover Effect By : LittleSnippets.net
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies : jquery.min.js

Image Hover Effect-4

See the Pen Image Hover Effect by Dimitra Vasilopoulou (@mimikos) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows image multiplication effect 
Hover Effect By : Dimitra Vasilopoulou
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies : TweenMax.min.js

Image Hover Effect-5

See the Pen #1190 – Image hover effect with title & caption by LittleSnippets.net (@littlesnippets) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows image shadow hover effect and more
Hover Effect By : LittleSnippets.net
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies : Jquery.min.js

Image Hover Effect-6

See the Pen Animation @keyframes in Image Hovers by Vail Joy (@vailjoy) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows color change and ripple effect
Hover Effect By : Vail Joy
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Image Hover Effect-7

See the Pen Awesome Image Hover in Pure CSS by MAHESH AMBURE (@maheshambure21) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows image/letter shifting effect
Hover Effect By : MAHESH AMBURE
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Image Hover Effect-8

See the Pen Image hover effect by Hervé (@herve) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows new image reveal effect
Hover Effect By : Hervé
Made with : Html(Pug),CSS(Scss)
Dependencies : 

Image Hover Effect-9

See the Pen CSS Grid album with nice hover effect by Aleksandar Cizmadija (@AleksandarCizmadija) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows text overlay effect
Hover Effect By : Aleksandar Cizmadija
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Image Hover Effect-10

See the Pen #1206 – Image hover effect with caption by LittleSnippets.net (@littlesnippets) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows background reveal effect
Hover Effect By : LittleSnippets.net
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies : Jquery.min.js

Css text hover effects :

Text hover effect-1

See the Pen Splitting.js: CSS vars for split words & chars by Shaw (@shshaw) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This contains set  of different effects like:blur,3-D Flip etc
Hover Effect By : Shaw
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss),JS
Dependencies : splitting.js

Text hover effect-2

See the Pen CSS-Clip-Path-Text-Hover-Effects by Swarup Kumar Kuila (@uiswarup) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows splitting text effect using clip-path 
Hover Effect By : Swarup Kumar Kuila 
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Text hover effect-3

See the Pen Flickering Light Text Effect by Mandy Michael (@mandymichael) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows flickering text effect which is really cool
Hover Effect By : Mandy Michael
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)
Dependencies : 

Text hover effect-4

See the Pen Text hover effects by Matteo (@PegasusDev) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen contains complete set of effects like: bottom down-up etc
Hover Effect By : Matteo
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Text hover effect-5

See the Pen Text Hover Effect by Alejandro (@Cachilero) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect contains set of four cool text effect
Hover Effect By : Alejandro
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)
Dependencies : 

Text hover effect-6

See the Pen Lines and layered css text effects by Mandy Michael (@mandymichael) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This text effect shows layered/lines effect 
Hover Effect By : Mandy Michael
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss),JS
Dependencies : 

Text hover effect-7

See the Pen Simple CSS Text Ghost effect – CodepenChallenge by Sladix (@Sladix) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This text effect shows smoke effect 
Hover Effect By : Sladix
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)
Dependencies : 

Text hover effect-8

See the Pen More cascading text effects w/ Scrolling + ScrollOut 👊😎 by Jhey (@jh3y) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows cascading text effects
Hover Effect By : Jhey
Made with : Html(Pug),CSS(Stylus),JS(Babel)
Dependencies : splitting.js,scroll-out.min.js

Text hover effect-9

See the Pen Glitch Text by Chase (@chasebank) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows cool glitch effect 
Hover Effect By : Chase
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)
Dependencies : Jquery.min.js

Text hover effect-10

See the Pen 5 CSS Text Effects by Stephy (@blindingstars) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This is not hover effect but cool collection of text effects 
Hover Effect By : Stephy 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Button Hover effects :

Button hover effect-1

See the Pen Button Hover by Katherine Kato (@kathykato) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows full button reveal effect 
Hover Effect By : Katherine Kato 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-2

See the Pen Collection of Button Hover Effects by David Conner (@davidicus) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows collection of different cool effects
Hover Effect By : David Conner
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-3

See the Pen Button Hover Animation by Chris Ota (@chrisota) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows button color fill effect
Hover Effect By : Chris Ota
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-4

See the Pen CSS3 Button Hover Effects with FontAwesome by foxeisen (@foxeisen) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen is a collection of hover effect with fontawesome icons
Hover Effect By : foxeisen 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : font-awesome.min.css

Button hover effect-5

See the Pen Hidden door twitter button by Tim Holman (@tholman) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows full button reveal effect
Hover Effect By : Tim Holman
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-6

See the Pen Gradient Button Hover by Muhammed Erdem (@JavaScriptJunkie) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows to create gradient hover effect(My favourite)
Hover Effect By : Muhammed Erdem
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-7

See the Pen Button hover effect by Adam (@badurski) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows different text reveal effect on hover 
Hover Effect By : Adam
Made with : Html(Haml),CSS(Sass) 
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-8

See the Pen Hover.css by Ian Lunn (@IanLunn) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen is by far the best collection of simple yet nice lookinh button hover effects 
Hover Effect By : Ian Lunn 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Button hover effect-9

See the Pen Neon Button by Simone (@flik185) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows neon blinking hover effect
Hover Effect By : Simone
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Menu Hover Effects :

Menu hover effect-1

See the Pen Morphing Hamburger Menu with CSS by lmgonzalves (@lmgonzalves) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows morphing css effect
Hover Effect By : lmgonzalves
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-2

See the Pen Menu Hover Line Effect by Mehmet Burak Erman 🧛🏽‍♂️ (@mburakerman) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows cool wave animation on menu hover
Hover Effect By : Mehmet Burak Erman 🧛🏽‍♂️
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-3

50+ Best Css hover effects #Latest [2020] 1 » Csspoint101
About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows different menu hover effects 
Hover Effect By : tympanus.net
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss),JS 
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-4

See the Pen The Hamburger Menu by Matthew Blode (@mblode) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen contains different hamburger menu effects
Hover Effect By : Matthew Blode
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss),JS 
Dependencies : jquery.min.js

Menu hover effect-5

See the Pen Menu Hover Effect by khalidl (@khalidl) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows shuttle bounce hover effect
Hover Effect By : khalidL
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-6

See the Pen Hamburger Menu Animations by Tamino Martinius (@Zaku) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows hamburger button effects
Hover Effect By : Tamino Martinius
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss),JS(TypeScript) 
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-7

See the Pen Full Screen Overlay Hamburger Menu by Kabir Shah (@KingKabir) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows full menu reveal effect 
Hover Effect By : Kabir Shah
Made with : Html(Pug),CSS(Scss) 
Dependencies : jquery.min.js

Menu hover effect-8

See the Pen Pure CSS Fullscreen Navigation Menu by Brenden Palmer (@brenden) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows circular reveal effect on click
Hover Effect By : Brenden Palmer
Made with : Html,CSS(Less) 
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-9

See the Pen Fancy Menu Hover Effect With (only) CSS by lemmin (@lemmin) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows blur menu effect
Hover Effect By : lemmin
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies : 

Menu hover effect-10

See the Pen Menu hover effect by Jason Hee (@jasonheecs) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This hover effect shows letter flip effect 
Hover Effect By : Jason Hee  
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card Hover Effect :

CSS Card hover effect-1

See the Pen CSS Card Hover Effects by Jhonier Riascos Zapata (@Jhonierpc) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows extended card effect
Hover Effect By : Jhonier Riascos Zapata  
Made with : Html,CSS  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-2

See the Pen card hover effect — week 30/52 by Mert Cukuren (@knyttneve) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows Zoom in and extra text reveal effect
Hover Effect By : Mert Cukuren   
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-3

See the Pen Animated card / flip on hover /CSS by James Gillen (@james_gillen) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows flip card and text reveal effect
Hover Effect By : James Gillen  
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-4

See the Pen 3D Card Hover Effect by Lee Magbanua (@leemagbanua) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows 3D card effect that moves along with cursor
Hover Effect By : Lee Magbanua 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss) ,JS(Babel) 
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-5

See the Pen Pure CSS Profile Card Hover Effect by Colin (@colinkeany) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows card flip and video play effect
Hover Effect By : Colin 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-6

See the Pen Team User Card UI Design by Riccardo Tartaglia (@riktar) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows ripple effect in card
Hover Effect By : Riccardo Tartaglia   
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-7

See the Pen Card // Hover Effect Simple by Dominic Dreier (@DreierDominic) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows zoom-in image effect
Hover Effect By : Dominic Dreier   
Made with : Html(Pug),CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-8

See the Pen UI Testimonial Card by Gabriele Corti (@borntofrappe) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows card tilt effect
Hover Effect By : Gabriele Corti    
Made with : Html,CSS  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-9

See the Pen Card Hover Effect | SASS | Cubic Bezier by Kaio Almeida (@KaioRocha) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows full card reveal effect
Hover Effect By : Kaio Almeida   
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

CSS Card hover effect-10

See the Pen card design by Swarup Kumar Kuila (@uiswarup) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows card wave effect which is pretty cool
Hover Effect By : Swarup Kumar Kuila   
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : bootstrap.min.css

Social Media Icons hover effect :

Social Media Icons hover effect-1

See the Pen Social Icons with Tooltip by Jon Milner (@jonmilner) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows social icons tooltip effect
Hover Effect By : Jon Milner  
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss)  
Dependencies : 

Social Media Icons hover effect-2

See the Pen Social Media Icons – Floating by Stockin (@Stockin) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows shuttle neumorphism effect
Hover Effect By :  Stockin
Made with : Html,CSS  
Dependencies : 

Social Media Icons hover effect-3

See the Pen social media animation by CodeBlogger (@guldus) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows circular social icon reveal effect
Hover Effect By :  CodeBlogger
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies : 

Social Media Icons hover effect-4

See the Pen SVG Social Media Icons by Ruandré Janse van Rensburg (@ruandre) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen contains complete list of SVG social icons 
Hover Effect By : Ruandré Janse van Rensburg 
Made with : Html,CSS  
Dependencies : 

Social Media Icons hover effect-5

See the Pen Radial Pop-Out Navigation by Dudley Storey (@dudleystorey) on CodePen.

About This Hover Effect: This pen shows RADIAL POP OUT EFFECT
Hover Effect By : Dudley Storey 
Made with : Html,CSS(Scss),JS  
Dependencies : jquery.min.js

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding hover effects :

What is a hover effect?

Hover effect is simply a change (of color, size, shape, image, etc.) of some element while you put a mouse arrow over it.

What is the use of hover in CSS?

The hover effect in CSS is used to improve user experience and make the site visually appealing.

How do I turn off the hover effect?

1. If your hover effect is triggered by JavaScript, just use $. unbind(‘hover’);
2. If your hover style is triggered by class, then just use $. removeClass(‘hoverCssClass’);