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Border elements are often used as a surprise element in modern web design. Until the user hovers over the element, they won’t know how the element reacts. If you are looking for some creative border effects to awestruck your users, the CSS border animation effects in this list will help you. In this list, there is a border effect for buttons, content blocks, gallery sections, and other small web elements. Most of the effects are designed using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 script, hence you easily customize and use the design based on your requirement.

Sass Button Border Hover Effect Mixin

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In this example, the creator has used a color mixing effect. The animation is triggered by the hover action and the color mixing effect is smooth, so the user can see the color mixing effect clearly. Since the whole animation takes place over the button, it doesn’t take extra screen space. Because of this simple nature, you can use this CSS border animation on any part of the website, form, and landing page. The creator has used CSS3 script to make this design. If you want you can try other bright colors and gradient colors, to make the color mixing effect even more attractive.

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Button Bubble Effect

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If you like to make the border animation for your button or other elements even more engaging, effects like this will impress you. As the name suggests, the creator has used a bubble effect. The elastic nature and the bouncy effects are timed perfectly so that you get a realistic look. To give you this fluid animation effect, the creator has used CSS3 script and Javascript. Apart from the CSS border animation, this button changes color each time you click it; Small details like this make this design example a unique one in this list. By making few optimizations to the code you can use this code snippet in your design.

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SVG Border Animation

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The creator of this design has used border animation for the clicking action. By default, this animation effect is almost similar to the Double border animation mentioned later in this post. But, the lines in this example moves in a different pattern. The complete border of the button is not shown even when you click the button, this might be something you have to fix if you are using this CSS border animation for the button. The creator of this template has used HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript frameworks to make this design. The entire code script is shared with you on the CodePen editor. Hence, you can trim the code as per your need and visualize the results before using it on your website or landing page.

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Border Animation Effect

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This is one of the most common border animations we have seen on many websites. On hovering over the element, the borderline rotates to highlight the element. Unlike the SVG border animation effect mentioned above, this one shows the entire border before and after the animation. Hence, the user can clearly identify the proper region to interact. Though the animation is simple, the creator has used three code scripts for the design. Based on the code structure you follow, you can trim the code and can still achieve the same effect. Or you can use this CSS border animation example as an inspiration and create your own custom animation effect.

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Input Field Gradient Border Focus Fun

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In this example, the creator has used CSS border animation for the input text field. Different simple and elegant effects are used to indicate the selected text fields to clearly indicate users on which field they are adding information. In this example, the creator has used a glow effect for the borders to let the user clearly understand the selected text field. Along with the glow effect, the creator has also used depth effect to distinguish the text field from the plain background. If you are looking for more creative text field animations, take a look at our CSS Input Text design collection.

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Cool Css Border Animation

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Until the user hovers over the text, they won’t see the button edges. The design and the effect are very minimal, hence you can use them on any part of the website. The borderlines move in different directions, if you wish to give a fluid flow you can change the direction of the animation. Not only the design but the code script of this border animation is also kept simple. You can simply copy the code and use it on your website or project. The border lines are made thicker and darker which clearly defines the object area. By making a few customizations, this effect can be made a perfect fit for your website or application design.

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Button Hover Animation

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This button hover animation is very minimal yet powerful enough to get user attention. The corners of the buttons are made visible on the button and the lines gradually expand to mark the boundary of the button. If you are making a modern Scandinavian style web design, animated elements like this will add richness to your design. Like the previous button hover effect, this one is also made purely using CSS3 script. Since it is a CSS3 script, you get a fluid animation effect and natural colors. For more creative hover effects like this take a look at our CSS hover effects collection.

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CSS Border Animation

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If you are a Razor fan, this RGB illuminating border effect will definitely impress you. In this border effect, you get glowing RGB colors moving from one corner to the other. If you are making a gaming website, elements like this will definitely help you relate with the audience. Because most of the hardcore gaming accessories have this RGB effect and obviously gamers love this design. This simple colorful animation effect is designed using the CSS3 script. Hence you can use this effect even on your existing website. The simple code script won’t make your web pages heavy and also performs well on mobile devices as well.

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CSS Border Animation By Filipe Daniel

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If you are using a broken grid and asymmetrical style web design, animated web elements like this will spice up your design. Using an animated web element not only gives a visual rich appearance but also gives a better and interactive user experience. The creator of this border effect has made this by keeping the broken grid-style design in mind. The whole effect is smooth and clean which will make the users raise their eyebrows. This one is also a pure CSS3 design, hence you can use it any modern website without any hesitation. The developer of this effect has shared the code in the CodePen editor, hence you can edit and visualize your customization results before using it on your website.

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Border Animation Without SVG

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If you are looking for an attractive border animation for your content blocks are image holders, this design might help you. Two lines smoothly move around the edges of the block and they also give a shady effect when the user hovers over it. The default design is just a vague example, you can tune it to fit your purpose. To make your customization job easier, the developer has used the latest HTML5 and CSS3 frameworks. Hence, you can use any modern animation effects and color schemes on this border animation example. In the original design, the animated border revolves around another border on the inner side, so make sure you have given enough space between the elements.

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Single Element CSS Border Animation

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Single element CSS border animation is another border animation for call to action buttons. The borderline lights up and moves swiftly to ripple the button. Since it is a glowing effect, it looks great on the dark theme website templates. Plus, the effect is smooth and professional-looking, hence you can use it on business websites without any issue. Borders of the button are clearly shown before the animation itself so the user will know exactly where to click and interact with the button. This one an SCSS script, hence you can edit the effects easily based on your design and where you use it.

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Border Animation By Inderpreet

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Another border animation effect for blocks and image holders. You can use effects like this in a content-rich area to highlight the important content. For example, on the service page, you can use this animated block to highlight and show your best service. The effect is smooth and fluid starting from one edge and finishes on the other end. In the default design, you get a big white line, but you can change the line stroke width and colors based on your design. As most of the animation takes on the surface of the element, you can easily fit this on any part of the website.

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Border Animation CSS

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This animation effect is almost similar to the border animation in the previous example. But in this one, you get an extra hover effect along with the border effect. When you are using text boxes on an image background elements like this will improve content visibility. With the HTML5 and CSS3 framework, the creator is able to give you a perfect glass finish. On hovering, you get a shady effect on the content block, which adds extra beauty to the glass finish. As this design is done purely using HTML and CSS script working with them won’t be an issue for the developers.

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One Div Hover Animation

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One of the biggest advantages of the modern web design framework is you can surprise your audience with interactive animation effects. In this effect, you won’t see any border or animation until the user hovers over the text. The border of the button is highlighted by a colorful gradient color scheme. A 3D embossed look is given when the user hovers over the button to make it distinctive from the background. Another advantage of this cool design is it is made using the HTML and CSS script alone. Hence it will load faster and also gives better performance on both mobile and desktop version.

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Border Animation Effect With SVG And CSS

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The border animation effects need not be used for galleries and buttons alone. In this design, the designer has used border animation for card elements. If you want to highlight and show the best pricing table among the others, animation like this will help you. A simple ribbon tag on the pricing table is enough to highlight a table, but animating it would be more lively. In the default design, the border animation is treated as a hover effect. You can use the design as such or you can edit and make a single card alone animate to differentiate it from the others.

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Css Border Animation By Nedim

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If you are looking for a NatGeo style border animation, this is the best inspiration for you. In the default design, the creator has just used a line moving in a square format. You can incorporate this design on any part of the website and on any web element. The simple design of this border animation makes it blend in well in all types of web pages and application screens. The code structure is also kept really simple so you can use them easily on your design. Since it uses the CSS3 script, you can even use other types of animations in this design.

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SVG Border Animation 1

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In the previous button border animation effect, we have seen the entire rectangle or square shape of the button getting animated. In this effect, a single line transforms into a button. If you are running a directory website, animations like this will let the user clearly direct to the desired page. You can even use this design on a personal website when the user clicks the button you can take them to your portfolio or about page. Hence, this design is a practically functional design which you can use for any website and landing pages. The animation effect is sleek and fluid hence the user doesn’t need to wait for the animation to complete to access the option.

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CSS Border Transitions

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Six CSS border animation effects are given in this set. All the six effects are sleek and simple hence you can use them on any professional website without any hesitation. The creator has given you both subtle and aggressive animation effects. Based on your need pick one and start editing it. All the effects given in this example is designed using HTML5 and CSS3 script. Hence you can change the shape of the button and give any modern animation effect. By making a few optimizations you can use any of these effects in your responsive website designs.

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Border By Marco Barría

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This is another border animation effect for card elements. This effect is almost similar to the Border Animation Effect With SVG And CSS design mentioned above. But, this one has a slightly different animation effect. These effects are not only for card elements, but they can be used for other elements also. The effect is simple and takes only a few screen space, so you can easily squeeze this effect even on your existing website. The designer has given you animation effects for both hovering over the element and moving the cursor away from it. As this effect is made purely using CSS3 script, it only takes a few minutes to edit and use it on your website or project.

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SVG Border Animation 2

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SVG border animation 2 is the best animation effect for event cards and other digital card designs. As this design is made using HTML and CSS script, you can even use them on your email template design. But you have to make few optimizations, before using it for the email template design. For a buttery smooth animation effect, the developer has used a few lines of Javascript. As the default effect is simple, you can make this on the CSS3 script itself. Based on the code structure you follow you can trim the code. Speaking of invitation cards, if your doing invitation designs, take a look at our invitation mockups to present your designs elegantly to your audience.

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Border-Gradient Mixin

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In this set, you get border animation for circular elements. Geometric shapes are widely used in this modern web design, if you are using circular web elements, this border animation will come in handy for you. Three types of designs are given in this circular border animation and all of them have a professional look. Both simple and bold animation effect examples are given in this set, based on your taste, pick one and start working on it. To get hands-on experience on the code script used to create this design, check the info link given below.

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Draw Borders From Center

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Border animation like this will be the best option for modern fashion websites and eCommerce store websites. Along with the animation you also have the option to show an additional feature to the user. With big bold letters, you can show the product title and on hovering it you can show the purchase button. On the eCommerce website, we have to provide all the important features without taking much space. Using elements like this will provide a better user experience without making any compromise on the features. For eCommerce website with a more sensible design like this, take a look at our free eCommerce website templates collection.

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SVG Ellipse Border Animation

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SVG Ellipse Border Animation is another border animation effect for circular elements. If you are providing floating option buttons, animations like this will help you make your design interactive. Just like most of the CSS border animation in this list, this one is also done purely using HTML and CSS script. In the default effect itself, the transition and color scheme have a professional look. The developer of this design has given you a very basic concept. From here you have to adjust the code to add your feature and make it fit it in your design.

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Border-Radius Animation

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Border-radius animation gives a liquid drop like animation to a circular element. It is just an automated animation but if you need you can make it an interactive animation effect. Since it is a simple animation effect, the code structure is also kept simple. This one is designed using HTML and CSS3 script. Since it is using the latest framework, you can combine other modern effects to create your own custom animation. The creator of this design has given you a basic example, from here you have to work manually to make it a perfect element for your website or application.

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Double Border Animation

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Double border animation is a clean simple animation effect for texts and headings in your website. As typography is also a part of the modern website design, using elements like this will make your website even more pleasant to use. The default animation effect itself is smooth and clean, but if you need to change the animation speed you can customize it. The entire code structure used to create this animation is shared in the CodePen editor. Hence, you can customize and see your results before using it on your website or project.

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