Animated Sliding Button with jQuery and CSS3 Transitions

Animated Sliding Button with jQuery and CSS3 Transitions
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In this post we're going to create an animated UI button with sliding animations on mouse hover using CSS3 transitions and jQuery animation functions.

How to use it:

1. Include the Font Awesome for the button arrow icons.

<link rel="stylesheet" href=""/>

2. Create a sliding button with an arrow icon which is hidden by default.

<a class="btn" href="#"><span class="num">01</span>Learn more <i class="fa fa-arrow-right"></i></a>

3. The required CSS/CSS3 styles for the sliding button.

.btn {
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 0 20px 0 70px;
  background-color: coral;
  color: white;
  letter-spacing: 1px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  text-decoration: none;
  position: relative;
  height: 50px;
  line-height: 50px;
  overflow: hidden;
  border-radius: 3px;
  transition: background-color 250ms linear;

.btn:hover { background-color: #e93f00; }

.btn .num {
  display: inline-block;
  background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.075);
  width: 50px;
  position: absolute;
  left: 0px;
  top: 0px;

.btn .fa {
  line-height: 50px;
  margin: 0 0 0 20px;
  width: 50px;
  background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2);
  position: absolute;
  right: -50px;
  top: 0px;

4. Include the necessary jQuery library at the end of the document.

<script src=""></script> 

5. The Javascript to animate the button.

$( document ).ready(function() {
      $(this).stop().animate({'padding-left': '20px','padding-right':'70px'},'fast');
      $(this).find('.num').stop().animate({'left': '-50px'},'fast');
      $(this).find('.fa').stop().animate({'right': '0px'},'fast');
    }, function(){
      $(this).find('.num').stop().animate({'left': '0px'},'fast');
      $(this).find('.fa').stop().animate({'right': '-50px'},'fast');

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by msaling. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.