css transitions

Posted on 2013-12-13
Last Modified: 2014-01-22

I am trying to create a CSS transition whereby div areas fade in/out when a menu is clicked

I used display:none originally but noticed transtions dont work with this. I have tried visibiity:hidden but the divs now dont sit in correct place.
Any ideas how to fix this?

My page is here:

its the area "What we do"

Question by:coolispaul
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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 39716900
I'm not sure which div areas you would like to fade in and out, so can't give you actual code.

but, you can use opacity or background-color for fading type transitions.

core example:

   transition: all 1s;


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Author Comment

ID: 39716936
well its 2 divs that sit one after the other


<div class="slide"></div>
<div class="slide"></div>

using display none pushes the second one up to the top as i intend. ( i dont want to show both at same time)

I guess i will have to use position absolute on these divs if i cant use display:none?

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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 39716954
yes. that sounds correct. Give that a try, and if it's not working, let us know.
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Assisted Solution

COBOLdinosaur earned 500 total points
ID: 39717024
Create a container with position:relative an put both of the divs inside of the container.  style the divs with position absolute and then the will position at the same location and the transition should work fine. for the one you want hidden set opacity to 0.

However the hover is going to be an issue.  Display cannot be animated. so only the top div will respond to hover.

To get the second one to respond you can use a sibling reference

div:hover~div { etc..

can be used so the hove event on the top layer also triggers the transistion on the bottom layer.


Author Comment

ID: 39717064
how do you deal with heights when positioning absolute like this though?

The parent container wont get an automatic height from the child elements?
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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 39717175
I'm not sure what exactly you are trying to do. I don't see any <div class="slide"></div> on your page.

Which items exactly do you want to fade in and out based on what conditions? Please be specific.

Author Comment

ID: 39717192
on here:

Under "What we do"

there are 2 buttons that show/hide 2 div's

It works but i have had to give the parent element a fixed height because the child elements are now positioned absolutely.
This could be a problem as its a content managed site so more content could go in theer and this fixed height may become incorrect
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Accepted Solution

COBOLdinosaur earned 500 total points
ID: 39717273
When you generate the page you know what content you have so set the height of the parent dynamically based on content.  Either during generation server side (best) or with script on the client (some client may not have javascript enabled).


Author Comment

ID: 39717319
Yep guess will have to do that.


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