If you want to give your website a little extra flair, you’ll definitely want to investigate and utilize CSS animated buttons. These bits of code add a layer of interactivity to your website that most site visitors will appreciate. Plus, they can be used to add a sense of dynamics and further help to solidify your brand.

If you’re not sure where to start in getting these buttons for your site, however, we’ve taken the guesswork out of the process for you. What follows is a list of 20 different CSS animated buttons that you can add to your site via some relatively simple CSS. It doesn’t get much easier!

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1. Stylish Animated CSS Buttons for Bloggers

See the Pen Stylish Animated CSS Buttons For Blogger. by Prio-Soft™ (@priosoft) on CodePen.


This set of stylish animated CSS buttons are ideal for use by bloggers. They offer a wide range of hover effects from swiping color across a button from left to right (and vice versa), from top to bottom, that highlights the outline of the button, and more.

2. Animated CSS Buttons

See the Pen animated-css-buttons by Naved khan (@Navedkhan012) on CodePen.


This set of animated CSS buttons have a simplicity to them that makes them highly usable in a wide variety of contexts. On hover, these buttons fill with color at angles, employ swipe effects, pattern fills, and more.

3. More Animated CSS Buttons

See the Pen Animated CSS Buttons by an (@annguyn) on CodePen.


This set of CSS buttons are very simple but that’s precisely what makes them appeal. If you want to add just a tad of interactivity to your site, these are a safe bet.

4. CSS3 Buttons

See the Pen css 3 buttons by Oleg Semenov (@wemonsh) on CodePen.


Now these CSS3 buttons offer cool transition effects. Some fill with color upon hover but others develop a drop shadow effect that makes the buttons appear to lift off the screen.

5. Simple CSS Buttons Animation

See the Pen Simple CSS buttons animation by Michael Domanych (@mhouse) on CodePen.


As the title of this set of buttons would suggest, these CSS buttons are simple and straightforward in their design. They offer slide-in color from various directions as well as filling from the center out.

6. CSS + SVG Button Animation

See the Pen CSS + SVG Button Animation by Clément (@clmntclmnt) on CodePen.


Here’s a single animated button but its effect is undeniably compelling. Upon hover, this button fills with color from the sides to the middle then a contrasting color outline appears around the button.

7. Animation with Cubic Bezier

See the Pen animation with cubic bezier by Franca (@franca_) on CodePen.


This fun button would add real style to any website. When you hover over the button, the text within it changes color.

8. Pure CSS Button

See the Pen Pure CSS Button (animation with clip-path) by Marco Antônio (@thismarcoantonio) on CodePen.


This button is a bit different than the rest of this list. It has a clip path that makes it so when you hover over the button text, a circle animation slides across an arrow, transforming the pointed end into a dot.

9. Blobs Button

See the Pen Blobs button by Hilary (@hilwat) on CodePen.


As its name would suggest, the Blobs Button fills via colorful blobs upon hover. This is a great choice for those looking to add a touch of whimsy or fun to their websites.

10. Simple CSS Button Hover Effects

See the Pen Simple CSS Button Hover Effects by Natalia  Reshetnikova (@natalia-reshetnikova) on CodePen.


Here’s another set of rather understated animated buttons that still manage to make a real impact. Some of the effects include the button’s text spreading out, The button itself splitting into an X shape, and color shifts.

11. CSS Button with Hover Effect

See the Pen CSS Button With Hover Effect by Raj Kamal Chenumalla (@avvign) on CodePen.


Here’s another button that offers a super straightforward design. Upon hover, it develops an aura that quickly disappears. Subtle, yet effective.

12. 100 Days CSS Button N 045

See the Pen 100 days css Button N° 045 by Vitor Siqueira (@vitor-siqueira) on CodePen.


This simple button has an effect where the outline of the button intensifies in color and chases its border when you hover over it.

13. Pure CSS Buttons

See the Pen Pure CSS Buttons by Ishaan Saxena (@ishaansaxena) on CodePen.


Here’s another set of super simple CSS buttons. They fill with color from all directions upon hover and can be used as icons as well.

14. Auto Width CSS Button Flip

See the Pen Auto Width  Css Button Flip by Alex Moore (@MoorLex) on CodePen.


What a fun option! When you hover over this animated button it appears to tip forward, revealing different text on the “back” of the button.

15. Collection of Button Hover Effects

See the Pen Collection of Button Hover Effects by David Conner (@davidicus) on CodePen.


Here’s another set of animated CSS buttons that use fun hover effects to make a statement. Outline effects, fills, and color shifts make up the majority of the effects used here.

16. Pure CSS Button with Ring Indicator

See the Pen Pure CSS Button with Ring Indicator by Cole McCombs (@mccombsc) on CodePen.


If you’re wanting to draw attention to a call-to-action or something like that, this button might be the perfect choice. It constantly emanates a ring out from its center, drawing the eye to it. Then, upon hover, the button is highlighted and lifts slightly.

17. CSS3 Button Hover Effects with FontAwesome

See the Pen CSS3 Button Hover Effects with FontAwesome by foxeisen (@foxeisen) on CodePen.


This set of buttons use hover effects in conjunction with FontAwesome for some timeless design options. Hovering over these buttons reveal an arrow instead of text, a textual shift to accommodate an arrow on the button, and more.

18. CSS3 3D Flip Button

See the Pen CSS3 3d flip button by Sean Michael (@seansean11) on CodePen.


Unlike all the other buttons on this list, the CSS3 3D Flip Button displays an effect when you click on it. Once you click, the button rolls up to reveal new text and icons. This is great way to indicate a form has been submitted, for instance.

19. Button Fun

See the Pen Button Fun by Jack Cuthbert (@JackCuthbert) on CodePen.


Here’s another great button option that would appeal to those looking for a more understated look. When you hover over these buttons, the text and outline changes color with a cool aura effect.

20. Button Shine Effect

See the Pen Button Shine Effect by Dan Mensinger (@dmensinger) on CodePen.


The last animated CSS button on our list is this Button Shine Effect. Upon hover, the button changes color and appears to shine as though a light has been passed over its surface. It’s simple and effective, the perfect level of interactivity to spark interest in your website.

Give These CSS Animated Buttons a Try

So, what have we learned here? You can add interactivity to your website without being an expert developer. And this collection of CSS animated buttons make it easy to add a little something extra to your site’s design. Whether you want to punch up a call-to-action or make your navigation more fun, give these buttons a try and see what works best for your site. For more CSS button tips and tutorials, check out our other articles here.

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