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Creating an Interactive Image Animation with HTML and CSS


In this blog post, we’ll explore how to create an engaging and interactive image animation using HTML and CSS. By combining the power of these two technologies, we can build visually appealing web elements that respond to user interactions. We’ll go step by step through the code provided and explain each component, including the HTML structure and the CSS styles used to achieve the animation effect.

Video Tutorial:

Before we dive into the code, I highly recommend watching the accompanying video tutorial on my YouTube channel. The video will provide a visual demonstration of the steps involved in creating this interactive image animation. You can find the link to the video tutorial here.


Project Folder Structure:

To begin, let’s set up our project folder structure. Create a new directory and name it accordingly. Inside this folder, we’ll have our HTML file, CSS file, and any additional image files required for the animation. Here’s an example of how the folder structure might look:

  • project-folder/
    • html
    • css
    •  ingredients-1.png
    •  bowl-1.png
    •  ingredients-2.png
    • bowl-2.png


Now let’s analyze the HTML structure of our interactive image animation. The HTML code provided creates a simple container layout using a combination of div elements and image tags. Here’s a breakdown of the HTML structure:

  • The outermost div with the class “box” acts as the main container for our animation.
  • Inside this container, we have two identical divs with the class “container.” Each div represents one instance of our interactive image animation.
  • Within each “container” div, we have a nested div with the class “wrapper” and an image tag with the class “img-1.”
  • The “wrapper” div is used to position the “img-1” element absolutely within the “container” div.
  • The “img-2” class is applied to another image tag, which is a sibling of the “wrapper” div. This image represents the background or base image for the animation.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="box">
      <div class="container">
        <div class="wrapper"><img class="img-1" src="ingredients-1.png"/ ></div>
        <img class="img-2" src="bowl-1.png"/ >
      <div class="container">
        <div class="wrapper"><img class="img-1" src="ingredients-2.png"/ ></div>
        <img class="img-2" src="bowl-2.png"/ >



Now let’s explore the CSS styles applied to our HTML structure. These styles define the visual appearance and animation effects of our interactive image animation. Here’s an overview of the CSS properties used:

  • The universal selector (*) sets padding and margin to 0 for all elements and applies the “border-box” box-sizing model to ensure consistent sizing calculations.
  • The “box” class defines the main container’s layout using the viewport width (90vw) and flexbox properties to center the content both horizontally and vertically.
  • The “container” class sets the dimensions of each animation instance (500px by 500px) and positions them relatively within the main container.
  • The “img-1” class specifies the initial styling for the animated image, including its position (absolute), transition duration (1s), and initial scale and rotation values.
  • The “.container:hover .img-1” selector applies a transform to the “img-1” element when hovering over its parent container, resulting in a scale effect and rotation transformation.
* {
   padding: 0;
   margin: 0;
   box-sizing: border-box;
 .box {
   width: 90vw;
   position: absolute;
   transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
   top: 50%;
   left: 50%;
   display: flex;
   align-items: center;
   justify-content: space-around;
 .container {
   position: relative;
   height: 500px;
   width: 500px;
 .container img {
   position: absolute;
 .img-2 {
   width: 100%;
   cursor: pointer;
 .img-1 {
   width: 100%;
   position: absolute;
   transition: 1s;
   transform-origin: center;
   transform: scale(0) rotate(100deg);
 .container:hover .img-1 {
   transform: scale(1);

In this blog post, we explored how to create an interactive image animation using HTML and CSS. By combining the power of these two technologies, we were able to build a visually appealing animation that responds to user interactions. We covered the HTML structure, CSS styles, and folder structure necessary for this project.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful in understanding how to create interactive image animations. Feel free to experiment with the code and customize it to suit your own creative projects. Remember to check out the video tutorial on my YouTube channel for a visual walkthrough of the process. Happy coding!



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