Card designs are one of the trend web designs followed by modern web developers. The cards help you to group the related contents and share them easily with your audience. For example, you can show a product’s quick specs right behind the image of the product. So that you can save the screen space and also can communicate the message effectively to the user. When it comes to card flip animation, developers use different types of animation. As the modern HTML5 and CSS3 help us to make unbelievable animation effects easily, the sky is the limit. In this list, we have collected some of the best CSS card flip animations which you can use on any part of your website.

Pure CSS Card Flip


Pure CSS card flip is a simple and clean looking card flipping animation. The developer has scaled the animation speed perfectly so that the user can enjoy the animation fully. Plus, the reverse animation effect is made slower, which gives a natural effect on the design. Shadow effects are used smartly to differentiate the card from the background. Since it is a CSS3 based design, you can add your own hover effects for the texts and color scheme for the card. This light-weight card design can be used easily even on an existing website or application. All you have to do is to tweak the code to make it fit in your web design.

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CSS Card Flip By Cole Bemis


In the previous example, we have seen card flip animation for the hover effect. This developer has used card flip animation for clicking. The transition is smooth and clean so that the user can experience the card flipping animation thoroughly. There is no difference between the front and the backside of the card. Only the texts show that you are viewing the other side of the card. If you want you can use different patterns or color for the front and back side of the card. The default card is made big enough for you to add contents clearly on the card. In the default design, only text content is used, but you can use other types of contents as well.

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Card Flip Animations


The developer Julie Park has given us trendy looking cards and card flipping animation in this example. This one is also a hover type flipping animation as you have seen on the Pure CSS Card flip animation example mentioned above. The developer has given you right to left flips and top flip animation. This default design will be a perfect option for gallery pages and portfolio pages. On the backside of the card, you have space to add a few lines about the image. Shadow effects are used smartly to distinguish the cards from the plain background. If you wish to use different patterns on your background, take a look at our CSS background pattern collection.

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3D Card Flip


In this card flip animation example, the developer has given us the option to add different types of contents on the card. Whether you are using the card design to showcase your products or services, this is the best option. You can also use this design to showcase your restaurant food items on the homepage. As most modern restaurant website allows online reservation and booking, elements like this will provide an interactive experience to the users. Another advantage with this design is it is purely designed using the CSS3 script. Hence, you can easily use this design in your project.

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CSS Animation Card Flip


The developer of this design has used the card game concept for this design. Like all other CSS card flip animation in this list, this one also has a backflip animation. The card takes a few extra seconds to flip, which looks good on the demo. But, when you use this design along with other elements on your website, the delay may look odd. Fortunately, you can scale the animation speed based on your requirement. Since it uses the CSS3 script, you get a real feeling. The entire code structure is shared with you in the CodePen editor. Hence, you can visualize the customization results before using it on your website.

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Simple Card Flip


Simple Card Flip design is made for digital movie posters. If you are running an entertainment website, this design will come in handy for you. In this design, you have space to add a big poster image in the front and the related contents on the back. Another attractive option in this card design is the front side image has hover animation. The developer has smartly handled the modern frameworks to give you interactive features on the card. Since the hover effect is used for the image, the card flipping animation triggers when you click on the card. Speaking of posters, if you are a poster designer, take a look at our poster mockup collection to give a lively look to your poster designs.

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Animated Card Flip


Animated Card Flip is the best option for the team section on a business website. In the front, you have space to add an image with their name and on the back, you can add their role on your company. The developer has treated the card like a social media element, but you can always customize the look. In this card flip animation, you get bottom to top flipping effect. To give you a smooth animation effect, the developer has used CSS3 and Javascript. Since this design uses the latest framework, you can use any modern effects and trendy colors on this one.

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Digital Business Card


Virtual business cards are frequently used by digital professionals to help clients easily reach them. If you are designing a personal website template or a website for freelancers, elements like this will be very helpful for the website owners. Rather than simply putting your card in the intro or about page, adding a little animation to it will spice up the design. In this design, the developer has used the right side flipping animation, which is smooth and clean. Shadow effect is used smartly to differentiate the important element from the background. To make this design, the developer has mostly used the HTML5 and CSS3 script. For an extra smooth animation experience, the developer has used a few lines of Javascript.

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CSS Card Flip


CSS Card Flip is also a card flip animation for digital cards, but this one uses a different card flipping animation. The developer has used the center axis of the card to flip the entire card, which gives a 3D touch to the design. Card design is also done cleanly so that the users can read the content easily. Since it is another version of the Digitial business card animation mentioned above, you get almost the same code structure. This one also uses the latest HTML5 and CSS3 script. Though the default design is used for the business cards, you can also use it for other purposes.

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Card Flip By Marcos Paulo


If you are looking for a bold card flipping animation, this one might inspire you. On clicking the card, the entire card zoom in and the flips around. Though technically two actions are taking place in this animation, the developer has timed the animation smartly to give a realistic look. Because of the swift animation effect, the user doesn’t have to wait for a long time to see the other side of the card. In the default design, a flat style design is followed so the card blends well in any web page environment. The entire code structure is shared with you directly, hence working on this design will be an easy job for other developers.

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Flipping Card By Dmitry Korobov


This is another card flipping design for team members section on a company website. Many startups proudly show the person behind their company. Showing your employees let your users feel the human effort behind the product they use. There are many interactive designs to show your employees on your website, card design is the most easy and effective design. On the card front, you have the option to add an image and on the back, you can add their details and social media profile links. Hover effects are used to show social media profile links. Take a look at our CSS link style design for the best practice.

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CSS 3D Flip Cards


In this 3D flip cards design, the developer has given you different card flipping directions. All the card flipping animation happens around the center axis of the card, so you get a realistic 3D effect. Since it is a concept demo, the developer has used a vague design. But, you can use your concept on this design. The developer has not only used simple design but has also made the code structure simpler. Hence, you can easily add any extra functions or options to this design. Totally eight card flipping animations are given in this set and all the eight designs are made using the CSS3 script.

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Pure CSS Flip Card


If you are looking for an interactive card flipping animation for your gallery page, this design will impress you. In this card flipping animation, there is a little bit of bouncing effect which gives a realistic animation effect. If you are a professional photographer, sharing a few words about the photograph will help the audience to enjoy the picture more. We have made a separate list for free photography website templates, which has many useful and interactive features like this pre-designed for you. If you are making a photography website, take a look at the list to start and finish your project in no time.

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FlippyCards is a cool looking card design. The developer has used trendy color schemes in the demo to make the design attractive. When you combine this beautiful design with the card flipping animation, you get a lively element. The transition and animation effect is so smooth so that the user will enjoy the animation. While animating an element, one thing we have to keep in mind is the animation should be enjoyable, not annoying. This developer has done a great job in making an enjoyable animation effect. Another advantage with this design is it is purely made using the CSS3 and HTML5 script.

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3D Flipping Cards


In this card design, the developer has used the Star Wars concept. The unique thing about the card is not the Star Wars theme, it is the animation effects. Along with the card flipping animation, the developer has also used animated characters. Illustrative design with lively animation effect is one of the modern design trends followed by top brands. If you are using such an interactive design for your website, elements like this will give an authentic experience to your users. Another best thing about this design is the entire animation effect is done purely using the CSS3 script. You can use this design concept to make your own custom design that fits your design purpose.

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Ampersand Flash Card


Ampersand Flash Card is an info card design, in which you have enough space to add text contents. The designer has used an image background in the default design. Based on your design requirements you can use different types of background. This one is also a three-dimensional card flipping animation effect with the center of the card as the axis. It is a hove based effect so you can save extra clicks in this design. This Pure CSS3 based design gives you infinite customization opportunity. All you have to do is to use the code and tune it based on your needs.

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Realistic 3D Image Flip Box


In this design you get a complex card flipping animation effect. Not only the card but the content in it is treated as a part of the flipping animation. As each element can be seen separately in the flipping animation the user will have a unique experience with this effect. Shadow and depth effects are used to give a realistic 3D effect, which makes the important elements pop out from the screen. Because of the complex nature of the effect, the code structure is also a bit complex. For this design, the developer has used HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. Based on the code structure you prefer, you can trim the code.

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Pure CSS Clickable Flip Cards


This one is another version of the Realistic 3D card flipping animation mentioned above. In this one, you get a more simplified code structure, when compared to the previous design. This developer has managed to give you the same 3D rotation effect with the HTML5 and CSS3 script. The developer has utilized the full potential of modern web development frameworks. As a result, you get an interactive animation effect in a light-weight code structure. Because of this light-weight code structure, the page loads faster and your customization work is also greatly reduced. The clean design of this card design makes it a perfect fit for business websites.

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Google Now Inspired Flip Cards


If you are looking for a card flipping animation for your calendar design, this one will come in handy for you. As the name suggests, this design is inspired by the Google Now option. Before using this design in your project, you have to make a few optimizations. The card flip animation is good but to revert back the card to the original position you have to click outside the card. Plus, the selected card moves to the center of the screen, because of it other cards can’t be seen clearly. Only a few tweaks will make this design a perfect fit for professional use.

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Simple CSS Card Flip


Simple CSS Card Flip is a very basic card flipping animation effect. The simple nature of the card design makes it the best fit for beginners. Properly organized code structure will let you clearly understand the function of the card. Though the code structure is simple, the end result looks smooth and good. This is a hover effect, so keep that in mind before using this design in your website or application. The developer has used the latest CSS3 script, hence you have a plethora of color schemes to choose from. Since the code is shared with you in the CodePen editor you can visualize your customization results in the editor itself.

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