Rotate/Animate Images Using CSS3 Without JavaScript!

animated imageCSS3 has many new powers with which we can further enhance our websites, without extensive knowledge of JavaScript, or without really effecting our website’s loading time. With less than ten lines of CSS coding, we can achieve each of the following effects.  Changing CSS properties on mouse-hover and using CSS3 transitions were used for these enhancements. You can now easily animate the images on your WordPress or Blogger blogs using the simple image opacity effect below that rotates the image on mouse hover.

Live Demo


Note: You need a up to date browser to fully experience the effects. This includes pretty much the latest version of any browser other than IE.

Animating Images In Blogger With CSS3

  1. Go To Blogger > Design > Edit HTML
  2. Backup your template
  3. Search for ]]></b:skin>
  4. Just above it paste the following code


/* --------- MBT Image Rotation ----- */
.opacity  {
opacity: 0.5;
margin-left: 50px;
-moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;  
-o-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;  
-webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;  
-ms-transition: all 0.5s ease-out;  
transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
-moz-transform: rotate(5deg);  
-o-transform: rotate(5deg);  
-webkit-transform: rotate(5deg);  
-ms-transform: rotate(5deg);  
transform: rotate(5deg);  
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Matrix(
                    M11=0.9961946980917455, M12=-0.08715574274765817, M21=0.08715574274765817, M22=0.9961946980917455, sizingMethod='auto expand');
zoom: 1;  
.opacity:hover  {
opacity: 1;
margin-left: 0px;
-moz-transform: rotate(0deg);  
-o-transform: rotate(0deg);  
-webkit-transform: rotate(0deg);  
-ms-transform: rotate(0deg);  
transform: rotate(0deg);  
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Matrix(
                    M11=1, M12=0, M21=0, M22=1, sizingMethod='auto expand');
zoom: 1.3;
-moz-box-shadow: 1px 1px 4px #000;
-webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 4px #000;
box-shadow: 1px 1px 4px #000;

Edit the bolded values to increase or decrease the angle of rotation.   

5. Save your template and done!

How it works?

Whenever you wish to implement this effect, simply add the following code in Edit HTML mode of your Post Editor, to turn or rotate the images:

<img src="IMAGE LINK HERE" border="0" alt="Image Description hereclass="opacity" />

Make these changes:

  • Replace IMAGE LINK HERE with the Image URL of the pic
  • Replace Image Description here with Image name or description. Optional

We hope you enjoyed the effect, and happy blogging! Peace!

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About the Guest Author:

Anims is freelance web designer and enjoys playing around with and learning coding in his free time. He likes to write about Web Technologies such as HTML, CSS and SEO. He is a valuable MBT contributor.

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  1. thank you mr muhammad mustof thank God I've tried it and succeeded, although I failed a few times but finally succeeded. Thank you very much

  2. @akang

    We are glad buddy that it worked for you. All credits goes to anims for this. :)

  3. Hi Mohammad

    The code works fine, but I wish there was room for another link besides the URL, so you could click through to another blog-post via the image.

    Is it something you know how to add???

    Thanx so much in advance! :)