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February 17th: Butterflies, Bears, and Bugs

CSS Micro-Fauna

Sandra Davis brings a bit of the natural world to the browser with a menagerie of tiny CSS animals.

Modernizing with NoSQL from Relational Data Platforms

How do you know when to move away from legacy database software? Learn the keys to success for a successful migration to a NoSQL platform built to support digital, mobile, and cloud applications that run everywhere.

What's Behind?

Kevin Levron creates a bit of mystery with a fringe curtain "made with ThreeJS, polylines and verlet constraints (adapted from verlet-js)".

Collab Mode Extravaganza - Monochrome!

The Collab TV crew is at it again! Kristopher Van Sant and Henry Desroches hosted a 4 hour livestream Collab Mode session on Twitch, and this madcap monochrome Pen was the result! Check out the Pen description for a link to the channel so you can watch the replay and subscribe.

#CodePenChallenge: Texture

For week two of February's Elements of Design challenge, we worked with texture. Check out the Pens from our challenge collection, including Jon Kantner's "Radio Buttons with Marble and Wood".


Netlify makes web hosting eye-openingly easy. One way to do it is to just literally drag and drop a folder. Even better, connect a Git repo to a Netlify site and tell it what branch you want to watch, then any commits to that branch will automatically go live, even running your sites build as it does it.

CodePen Radio #255: Assets Update

Stephen and Marie talk about the recent update to the assets modal and highlight some of the benefits of the assets you have available to you on CodePen. Just don't say Redux!

Care Bear NEEDS Love

"So, here's an animated care bear with GreenSock. Each load yields a different color bear. The bear needs love so hold your mouse/finger down over them to spring them into life. All the colors are powered by HSL. Hence why they're dull and grey until you show some love." from jh3y.

Calm Spikes

A pair of spiky pink spheres rotate in unison in this Three.js Pen from Anna the Scavenger.


Luciano Felix captures Saturn in gradient shadow in this striking CSS illustration.

CSS Butterflies

A flurry of unicode butterflies fly out of the forest in this lovely Pen from Scott Weaver. Make sure to check the forest floor for another lovely creature, too!

Pastel Contact Form

Ricky Eckhardt shares a contact form design with cotton candy vibes from its pastel color palette.

Toggle Animation with CSS & State Machines!

"State machines for a toggle? You bet! David Khourshid & Stephen Shaw recreate this perfect example of a state machine powered animation using CSS & JavaScript." Check out the links in the description for a replay of the livestream and resources for how it was made.

Unsubscribe Game

Aaron Iker shares a (joke) unsubscribe concept fit for a user hostility hall of shame. Win a round of ping pong against the computer to unsubscribe!