The great thing about a sweet treat is that we don’t need a reason to have one. It doesn’t have to be a birthday or holiday to indulge in candy, baked goods, or even a soft drink. Not that any of us would go overboard, mind you.
Kidding aside, these tasty concoctions are often associated with good times. They bring back childhood memories and moments shared with loved ones. And the experience of making them can also spark those warm fuzzy feelings.
To prove our point, here are eight mouth-watering snippets to sweeten your screen.
Sugar, Sugar by Steve Gardner
Candy Ring Pure CSS Preloader by Jon Kantner
Loading graphics provides a prime opportunity for adding creativity. This pure CSS snippet creates a beautiful blue and white candy swirl. It’s both fun and mesmerizing.
See the Pen Candy Ring Preloader by Jon Kantner
CSS Only Cupcake Slider with Sprinkles by Jamie Coulter
Visuals can do wonders in terms of getting customers interested in your product. Here we have a slider that is as tempting as it is slick. The animation brings a feeling of interactivity, while the illustrations are simply beautiful. And to think that all of this was accomplished using only CSS? Amazing.
See the Pen CSS Only Cupcake Slider with Sprinkles! by Jamie Coulter
A CSS & GSAP Candy Heart by Katherine Kato
Candy hearts are traditionally associated with Valentine’s Day. But our love of code can be celebrated year-round! This fun animation combines both passions with the help of CSS and GSAP.
See the Pen Candy Heart by Katherine Kato
See the Pen Sugar rush (candyland) by luke lincoln
Create an Orange Soda Background by Lisa Benmore
Perhaps there’s nothing quite like enjoying some soda on a warm day. If you don’t have either of those things, this snippet may be the next best thing. Random bubbles against an orange background bring some sweet citrus taste to mind. And it would make a terrific background for a website hero area.
See the Pen Who Loves Orange Soda? #codepenchallenge by Lisa Benmore
Create a CSS 3D Cake by S. Shahriar
See the Pen CSS 3D Cake 🍰 by S. Shahriar
CSS Hover Pudding by Deren
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make us happy – like a bit of pudding for dessert. This snippet gives us a chance to put a smile on our food for once. Hover over this pudding and take in its joyful reaction.
See the Pen Challenges:CSS Hover Pudding🍮 by Deren
Writing the Sweetest of Code
Our creativity tends to be at its best when we’re having fun. And what could be more fun than crafting something sweet? The snippets above are prime examples of how innovative web designers can be when given the freedom to experiment.
Plus, it’s easy to see the similarities between writing code and making sweet treats. Each requires expert use of tools and ingredients to produce the best possible outcome.
If you’re looking to tantalize your tastebuds even further, please check out our CodePen collection!