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Jennifer Hinkle
Jennifer Hinkle
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CSS transitions with img elements


I'm using images as links and want to apply CSS transitions to them (giving the images the effect of changing color when hovered over).


    <a href="#"><img src="img.jpg"></a>


a {
    transition-duration: .4s;
a:hover {
    background: url("img2.jpg");

I know the above CSS doesn't work for this, but if it was text color it would work... any idea how to make it work with images as well?

Thanks for any advice! Jenn

1 Answer

Hi Jen, You could try adding the 2 images to your index.html, use absolute positioning to lay them on top of one another. Then fade them in out by changing opacity, using css transitions. For example:

<div class="container">
        <a href="#" class="top"><img src="img.jpg"></a>
    <a href="#" class="bottom"><img src="img2.jpg"></a>
.container {
    position: relative;
    margin: 0;

img {
    position: absolute;
    left: 0;
    opacity: 1;
    -webkit-transition: opacity 4s ease;

.bottom img:hover {
    opacity: 0;

Hope it helps! :)

EDIT: removed unecessary code