10 Excellent Mouse Hover Effects with jQuery and CSS3

10 Excellent Mouse Hover Effects with jQuery and CSS3
[rating itemreviewed=”10 Excellent Mouse Hover Effects with jQuery and CSS3″ rating=”10″ reviewer=”Filiz KILIC” dtreviewed=”19.12.2012″ summary=”Thanks for these freebie effects :)!” best=”10″ worst=”0″][/rating] Today we want to show you how to create some exciting mouse hover effects using CSS3 and jQuery. So the jQuerymouse hover is really very attractive for visitor to see your website. There are 10 awesome style of jQuery mouse hover effect such as jquery popup, jquery mouseover event, CSS3 on mouseover, jquery mouseover fading magnifying etc.

20 excellent mouse hover effects with jQuery and CSS3 are listed below. I hope this article will help you web designers or new begginers for create their projects in less time. Please share this article with your friends and bookmark us for fast visit later.

Please note: the result of this tutorial will only work as intended in browsers that support the respective CSS properties.

How to Make Image Hover Effects with jQuery

You do not need to be a professional designer or code developer for use this simple feature. With a simple few steps, you can add this amazing effect into your designs.

image hover

Demo | Source

CSS3 & jQuery Aware Hover Effect

If you want a custom portfolio hover effect, this is ideal for you. First item is a direction-aware hover effect using some CSS3 goodness and jQuery.


Demo | Source

jQuery Popeye Hover Slideshow

jQuery.popeye is an advanced image gallery script built on the JavaScript library jQuery. Use it to save space when displaying a collection of images and offer your users a nice and elegant way to show a big version of your images without leaving the page flow.

Also WordPress plugin version included are below with our download link. This is really awesome plugin for showcasing your items or projetcs.


Demo | Source | WordPress Plugin

CSS3 & jQuery Fading Magnifying Effect

This is super mouse hover effect with fading magnifying script with CSS3 or jQuery. And author using a common method for setting up a quick image gallery on a website is to have small thumnbnail images which when clicked on pop open larger versions of the image (using a script like Fancybox).


Demo | Source

CSS 3D Thumbnail Hover Effect

An awesome effect is 3D hover effects using CSS3 and jQuery. This idea is inspired by the cool hover effect that you can find on the page of the Google SketchUp Showcase.


Demo | Source

CSS Circle Hover Effect

This is awesome circle hover effect using only CSS from Codrops design club. One use that I especially enjoy seeing is the circular thumbnail which just looks so much more interesting than the usual rectangular. And because the circle is such a special shape, we are going to create some special hover effects for it. Just click demo and get your custom actions!

Circle hover

Demo | Source

CSS3 Annotation Overlay Effect

In this hover effect is Annotation Overlay Effect with CSS3. The idea is to make an image or element clickable and transition to an overlay-like state that will show us some annotation boxes.

Annotation hover

Demo | Source

CSS3 Hover Effects

This is super flexible and beautiful hover effect with CSS3 and HTML5. The CSS3 properties are perform well with new modern browsers, nowadays CSS3 transition become popular in stead of jQuery animation. i hope that you also like CSS3 animation or HTML5 animation as well.

css3 hover

Demo | Source

CSS3 Fast Hover Slideshow

The author using CSS animations for the slideshow and control the pausing and running with animation-play-state.

fast hover

Demo | Source

jQuery Realistic Hover Effect

This is our favorite effect in this collection. You can learn how to create a realistic hover effect with jQuery in this source.So the author used jQuery’s animate effect, and he experimented with icons that have reflections and others with shadows. Two examples listed are below with demo link.


Demo | Source

jQuery Mootools Effect

This is an awesome thumbnail hover effect using Mootools jQuery plugin.


Demo | Source


  1. Very nice effects particularly the spinning effect. by the way can i know how to give the rating box appears on hover, when appear the user can give the rating by clicking on stars. thanx

  2. Hi Suzanna,

    Thank you So much for sharing mouse hover effects tutorials using jQuery and CSS. I love all this mouse hover effects. The “CSS Circle Hover Effect” was awesome. I’m really appreciating you for this tutorial. And I also wait for your next tutorials collection.


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