This week: Islands, Roots, and Summer's End
End of Summer
"There goes another summer. Made a city with a sunset in pure CSS" by Katherine Kato.Sponsored:
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iPhone Notch Scroll 2
David Baker tackles the dreaded Notch in this Pen, inspired by Vojta Stavik's viral tweet.
SVG Animation - Island
"An animated illustration made with code_ This animation is part of the trüfffle series, made up of a series of animation for the web" by Issey.
An intriguing take on a sliding-doors reveal, and a "small experiment which quickly turned into something more", by Nathan Taylor.
Making of The Danger Crew Battle Demo
Drew Conley is back with another behind-the-scenes look at the development of his browser-based adventure RPG, The Danger Crew.
CodePen Radio #143: Optimizing a Database
Chris and Tim Sabat talk about challenges of a growing database – keeping lookup times down, paging issues, and dealing with metadata.
Exploring Animation And Interaction Techniques With WebGL (A Case Study)
Karim Maaloul writes for Smashing Magazine about the techniques he used to bring delight and life to the animated WebGL characters in his Moment of Happiness series.
DPDK + Party!
The team at digital agency DPDK put together a collection of stunning renditions of their signature plus symbol model, featuring work by Penno, Hornebom, and Zadvorsky.
Hearthstone Style Card Hover
"My take on a HTML/CSS version of card hover effects similar to Hearthstone." by Jack Rugile.
"A peaceful animation of intertwined roots. You can control the animation by scrolling/dragging/swiping up and down", By Louis Hoebregts.