Stack of Papers Using CSS3 (With Ribbons and Animation)

I had earlier written how we could create Animated Navigation Menu using CSS3. Now, in this post I am going to show how we can create stack of papers effect using CSS3 and then how we can add animations and ribbons using CSS only.

Stack of Papers Using CSS3

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Basic Stack of Papers

Basic Stack of Papers Using CSS3
Setting up basic stack of papers is easy, the code for it is below and you can see a live demo here.

The CSS

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body {
    background: #333 url(http://priteshgupta.com/demos/papers/bg.png);
}
.stack {
    background: #f6f6f6;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    height: 500px;
    margin: 50px auto;
    position: relative;
    width: 960px;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .1);
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .1);
    box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .1);
}
.stack:after, .stack:before {
    background: #f6f6f6;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    bottom: -3px;
    content: '';
    height: 500px;
    left: 2px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 955px;
    z-index: -10;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .2);
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .2);
    box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .2);
}
.stack:before {
    bottom: -5px;
    left: 5px;
    width: 950px;
}

The HTML

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<body>
<div class="stack"> </div>
</body>

However, if you will like more than three stack of papers, use the below CSS and see a live demo here.
Stack of Papers Using CSS3

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body {
    background: #333 url(http://priteshgupta.com/demos/papers/bg.png);
}
.stack {
    background: #f6f6f6;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    height: 500px;
    margin: 50px auto;
    width: 960px;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .5),  0 3px 0 -2px #f6f6f6,  0 3px 2px -2px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 7px 0 -4px #f6f6f6,  0 7px 2px -4px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 11px 0 -6px #f6f6f6,  0 11px 2px -6px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 15px 0 -8px #f6f6f6,  0 15px 2px -8px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 19px 0 -10px #f6f6f6,  0 19px 2px -10px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 23px 0 -12px #f6f6f6,  0 23px 2px -12px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4);
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 0 hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .5),  0 3px 0 -2px #f6f6f6,  0 3px 2px -2px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 7px 0 -4px #f6f6f6,  0 7px 2px -4px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 11px 0 -6px #f6f6f6,  0 11px 2px -6px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 15px 0 -8px #f6f6f6,  0 15px 2px -8px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 19px 0 -10px #f6f6f6,  0 19px 2px -10px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 23px 0 -12px #f6f6f6,  0 23px 2px -12px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4);
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .5),  0 3px 0 -2px #f6f6f6,  0 3px 2px -2px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 7px 0 -4px #f6f6f6,  0 7px 2px -4px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 11px 0 -6px #f6f6f6,  0 11px 2px -6px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 15px 0 -8px #f6f6f6,  0 15px 2px -8px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 19px 0 -10px #f6f6f6,  0 19px 2px -10px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4),  0 23px 0 -12px #f6f6f6,  0 23px 2px -12px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .4);
}

Animating Stack of Papers

Stack of Papers Using CSS3
Now, I have added some content in it along with two CSS Ribbons and a simple animation to spread the stack of papers, though the easing animation is only available in Firefox(Since it only supports transition tags with Pseudo-elements). This is the final version, you can see a live demo here.

The CSS

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body {
    background: #333 url(http://priteshgupta.com/demos/papers/bg.png);
    font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', Palatino, serif;
}
p {
    margin: 15px;
    font-size: 14px;
    font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', Palatino, serif;
    color: #222;
    position: relative;
    float: left;
}
.stack {
    background: #f6f6f6;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    height: 500px;
    margin: 50px auto;
    position: relative;
    width: 960px;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .1);
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .1);
    box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .1);
}
.stack:after, .stack:before {
    background: #f6f6f6;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    bottom: -3px;
    content: '';
    height: 500px;
    left: 2px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 955px;
    z-index: -10;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .2);
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .2);
    box-shadow: 0 0 3px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .2);
    -webkit-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    -moz-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    -o-transition: all .5s ease-out;
}
.stack:before {
    bottom: -5px;
    left: 5px;
    width: 950px;
}
.stack:hover:after {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(-3deg) translate(-25px, 0);
    -moz-transform: rotate(-3deg) translate(-25px, 0);
    -ms-transform: rotate(-3deg) translate(-25px, 0);
    -o-transform: rotate(-3deg) translate(-25px, 0);
    transform: rotate(-3deg) translate(-25px, 0);
    -webkit-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    -moz-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    -o-transition: all .5s ease-out;
}
.stack:hover:before {
    -webkit-transform: rotate(3deg) translate(25px, 0);
    -moz-transform: rotate(3deg) translate(25px, 0);
    -ms-transform: rotate(3deg) translate(25px, 0);
    -o-transform: rotate(3deg) translate(25px, 0);
    transform: rotate(3deg) translate(25px, 0);
    -webkit-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    -moz-transition: all .5s ease-out;
    -o-transition: all .5s ease-out;
}
#main {
    font-family: Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif;
    letter-spacing: 2px;
    margin-left:75px;
    margin-top: 50px;
    text-shadow: 0 -1px 1px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .5);
}
#menu {
    background: #33acfc;
    width: 500px;
    height: 50px;
    color: #F5F5F5;
    font-size: 24px;
    text-align: center;
    position: relative;
    top: -20px;
    background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#33acfc), to(#3198dd));
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #33acfc, #3198dd);
    background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #33acfc, #3198dd);
    -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.55);
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.55);
    box-shadow: 0px 0px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.55);
}
#menu span {
    position: relative;
    top: 10px;
}
.cont {
    background: #33acfc;
    width: 100px;
    height: 50px;
}
.edge-right {
    border-color: #33acfc transparent #33acfc #33acfc;
    border-style:solid;
    border-width:25px;
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    position: relative;
}
.edge-left {
    border-color: #33acfc #33acfc #33acfc transparent;
    border-style:solid;
    border-width:25px;
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    position: relative;
}
.left {
    float: left;
}
.right {
    float: right;
}
.ribbon {
    width: 980px;
    font-size: 19px;
    font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, sans-serif;
    letter-spacing: 2px;
    text-shadow: 0 -1px 1px hsla(0, 0%, 0%, .5);
    position: relative;
    background: #ba89b6;
    color:#FFF;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 10px;
    margin-left: -20px;
    -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.55);
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.55);
    box-shadow: 0px 0px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.55);
    background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#ba68b3), to(#bd3fb3));
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ba68b3, #bd3fb3);
    background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ba68b3, #bd3fb3);
}
.ribbon .ribbon-content:before, .ribbon .ribbon-content:after {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    display: block;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: #804f7c transparent transparent transparent;
    bottom: -1em;
}
.ribbon .ribbon-content:before {
    left: 0;
    border-width: 1em 0 0 1em;
}
.ribbon .ribbon-content:after {
    right: 0;
    border-width: 1em 1em 0 0;
}
a {
    text-decoration:none;
    color: inherit;
    border-bottom: dashed 1px #222;
    -webkit-transition: all 1s ease-out;
    -moz-transition: all 1s ease-out;
    -o-transition: all 1s ease-out;
}
a:hover {
    background:rgba(51, 172, 252, 0.35);
    -webkit-transition: all 1s ease-out;
    -moz-transition: all 1s ease-out;
    -o-transition: all 1s ease-out;
}