CSS 3 slide-in from left transition

You can use CSS3 transitions or maybe CSS3 animations to slide in an element.

For browser support: http://caniuse.com/

I made two quick examples just to show you how I mean.

CSS transition (on hover)

Demo One

Relevant Code

.wrapper:hover #slide {
    transition: 1s;
    left: 0;

In this case, Im just transitioning the position from left: -100px; to 0; with a 1s. duration. It’s also possible to move the element using transform: translate();

CSS animation

Demo Two

#slide {
    position: absolute;
    left: -100px;
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background: blue;
    -webkit-animation: slide 0.5s forwards;
    -webkit-animation-delay: 2s;
    animation: slide 0.5s forwards;
    animation-delay: 2s;

@-webkit-keyframes slide {
    100% { left: 0; }

@keyframes slide {
    100% { left: 0; }

Same principle as above (Demo One), but the animation starts automatically after 2s, and in this case I’ve set animation-fill-mode to forwards, which will persist the end state, keeping the div visible when the animation ends.

Like I said, two quick example to show you how it could be done.

EDIT: For details regarding CSS Animations and Transitions see:





Hope this helped.

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