Many website owners decide to “decorate” their websites for various holidays and significant points in time. Whether that means a blanket of snow across your site’s header or a pumpkin sitting next to your website’s logo doesn’t matter.
What does is that the decision to make your site seasonally appropriate – and even fashionable – is strong. And doing so can capture attention and build greater brand awareness and trust. Doesn’t that sound like a good idea?
Before we dive into our list, let’s discuss how to use these snippets on your website.
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This CSS snippet is suitable for any time of year – not just spring – but deserves a spot on our list. Why? It offers a lovely animation that slowly progresses through each season, starting with winter. The background color and details change as the animation moves through spring, summer, into fall. And in each scene, a cute animated bunny pops up behind some bushes as if to greet website visitors.
It’s cute, friendly, and warm and would suit various websites all year.
Next up is the Super Flower CSS snippet. This one features a series of circular and slightly abstract flowers popping up from the bottom of the frame as though coming to life. This would make for a lovely landing page animation or a way to add interest to your website’s homepage as soon as the content loads. It’s visually interesting and offers a way to engage visitors at a glance.
Another option is the Falling Cherry Blossoms snippet. This one is quite interactive in that cherry blossoms appear and drop to the bottom of the frame only when the screen is clicked. While perhaps not as useful as some of the other code snippets on this list, it’s still a worthwhile option to have around and could be used for drawing attention to a specific section on your website.
Celebrate the dawn of spring and the fading of cold winter days with the Sun Animation CSS snippet. This one features a flat sun that spins and subtly shifts between shades of yellow, implying sunrise and sunset. It’s simple but could offer an attractive way to pique a visitor’s interest and capture attention. We could see this used in a site header or a homepage content field.
If you prefer a slightly darker design but still want to celebrate spring on your website, this CSS Blossoming Flowers snippet is an obvious choice. When triggered, it features subtle flowers that bloom from the bottom of the animation and then softly sway back and forth. The backdrop is that of a night sky filled with stars and fireflies. It’s pretty, visually interesting, and would offer a quick way to bolster interest in your content.
And then there’s the CSS3 Tree Animation snippet. In function, it’s pretty similar to the night-blooming snippet mentioned above. A tree grows from the bottom of the screen, and the branches, leaves, and flowers emerge from its trunk. Once revealed, the flowers fall from the tree in a seamless, looped animation. This snippet is perfect for spring in every way.
If you’re looking for something a bit simpler, the Animated CSS Flower Spinner snippet is a good choice, too. This snippet features a simple flower with four petals that rotates in perpetuity. It’s super simple but would be a great way to add a touch of spring to your website without going overboard – or needing to concoct a new design to accommodate it. This snippet would be well suited for website headers, next to logos, or even in your navigation bar.
Lastly, the Bouquet Animation snippet offers a similar theme to some of the above code snippets, but the style is entirely different. This snippet reveals a bouquet of flowers from the bottom of the animation screen. Each flower has a geometric style and is in outline form online. It’s an understated choice but leaves no room for misinterpretation. Adding this snippet makes it clear that you wish to ring in the spring with a bit of festivity – and your website visitors will undoubtedly appreciate your attention to detail.
Conclusion: Bring a Bit of Spring to Your Website
Which of the above spring-themed code snippets do you like the best? Do you make seasonal changes to your website to attract visitor attention or just for fun? We’d love your thoughts on the subject in the comments below.