Wednesday, 15 May 2013

To Create a Beautiful Document Icon with CSS3 only


Download Coding :  Document Icon Using CSS3


Here I would like to show you a neat trick to create a document icon with pure CSS3 only.

Step 1 : Create A Square Box 



          Just Add a single HTML element in the anchor tag and call the CSS.



<a class="docIcon" href="#">Document Icon</a>


.docIcon
{
    background:#eee;
    background: linear-gradient(top, #ddd 0, #eee 15%, #fff 40%, #fff 70%, #eee 100%);
    border:1px solid #ccc;
    display:block;
    width:100px;
    height:100px;
    position:relative;
    margin:42px auto;
}
.docIcon {
   background: #eee;
 
   background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #ddd 0, #eee 15%, #fff 40%, #fff 70%, #eee 100%);
   background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ddd 0, #eee 15%, #fff 40%, #fff 70%, #eee 100%);
   background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ddd 0, #eee 15%, #fff 40%, #fff 70%, #eee 100%);
   background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #ddd 0, #eee 15%, #fff 40%, #fff 70%, #eee 100%);
   background: linear-gradient(top, #ddd 0, #eee 15%, #fff 40%, #fff 70%, #eee 100%);
 
   border: 1px solid #ccc;
   display: block;
   width: 40px;
   height: 56px;
   position: relative;
   margin: 42px auto;
}




Next, let’s add some shine using CSS box shadows.And also I’ve also used the text-indent property to hide the text.


.docIcon
{
   
    -webkit-box-shadow:inset rgba(255,255,255,0.8) 0 1px 1px;
    -moz-box-shadow:inset rgba(255,255,255,0.8) 0 1px 1px;
    box-shadow:inset rgba(255,255,255,0.8) 0 1px 1px;
 
    text-indent:-9999em;
}


So For We Have like this



Step 2 : Create a Rounded Corners


Next, we have to create a rounded corner effect.  so Add the following coding in your css,


.docIcon
{
    ...
    -webkit-border-radius:3px 18px 3px 3px;
    -moz-border-radius:3px 18px 3px 3px;
    border-radius:3px 18px 3px 3px;
}

Then We would have like this





Step 3 : Create  one Side Curled Corners


Here i have used CSS pseudo-elements.CSS pseudo-elements are used to add special effects to some selectors.


The syntax of pseudo-elements:

selector:pseudo-element {property:value;}



.docIcon:before {
   content: "";
   display: block;
   position: absolute;
   top: 0;
   right: 0;
   width: 15px;
   height: 15px;
   background: #ccc;
 
   background: -webkit-linear-gradient(45deg, #fff 0, #eee 50%, #ccc 100%);
   background: -moz-linear-gradient(45deg, #fff 0, #eee 50%, #ccc 100%);
   background: -o-linear-gradient(45deg, #fff 0, #eee 50%, #ccc 100%);
   background: -ms-linear-gradient(45deg, #fff 0, #eee 50%, #ccc 100%);
   background: linear-gradient(45deg, #fff 0, #eee 50%, #ccc 100%);
 
   -webkit-box-shadow: rgba(0,0,0,0.05) -1px 1px 1px, inset white 0 0 1px;
   -moz-box-shadow: rgba(0,0,0,0.05) -1px 1px 1px, inset white 0 0 1px;
   box-shadow: rgba(0,0,0,0.05) -1px 1px 1px, inset white 0 0 1px;
 
   border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc;
   border-left: 1px solid #ccc;
}

Then Add the top-right rounded edge to the curled rounded corners



-webkit-border-radius:3px 15px 3px 3px;
-moz-border-radius:3px 15px 3px 3px;
border-radius:3px 15px 3px 3px;

Atlast I got like this 




Step 4 : Add the lines inside the rounded box


Next, I am going to use the :after psuedo element to add some dashed lines to represent zoomed out text.Add multiple lines using CSS3 Gradient


.docIcon:after
{
    content:"";
    display:block;
    position:absolute;
    left:0;
    top:0;
    width:60%;
    margin:22px 20% 0;
    height:15px;
}
.docIcon:after
{
    ...
    background:#ccc;
    background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #ccc 0, #ccc 20%, #fff 20%, #fff 40%, #ccc 40%, #ccc 60%, #fff 60%, #fff 80%, #ccc 80%, #ccc 100%);
    background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ccc 0, #ccc 20%, #fff 20%, #fff 40%, #ccc 40%, #ccc 60%, #fff 60%, #fff 80%, #ccc 80%, #ccc 100%);
    background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ccc 0, #ccc 20%, #fff 20%, #fff 40%, #ccc 40%, #ccc 60%, #fff 60%, #fff 80%, #ccc 80%, #ccc 100%);
    background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #ccc 0, #ccc 20%, #fff 20%, #fff 40%, #ccc 40%, #ccc 60%, #fff 60%, #fff 80%, #ccc 80%, #ccc 100%);
    background:linear-gradient(top, #ccc 0, #ccc 20%, #fff 20%, #fff 40%, #ccc 40%, #ccc 60%, #fff 60%, #fff 80%, #ccc 80%, #ccc 100%);
}


Finally I have Designed a Document Icon Using CSS3 Only.