10 Best Hover Effect Libraries In JavaScript & CSS

by jQueryScript,

If you are looking for a JavaScript or CSS solution to apply impressive hover effects to DOM elements, then you have come to the right place.

Here is an up-to-date list of the 10 best hover effect libraries that can be used to apply fancy interactive animations to any elements (like images, buttons, links) when hovering over them. Have fun with it.

Table of contents:

jQuery Hover Effect Plugins

3D Interactive Image Hover Effect With jQuery And CSS3 - hover3d

hover3d is a jQuery plugin that uses CSS3 3D transforms to create an Apple tvOS like, interactive parallax hover effect on your images.

3D Interactive Image Hover Effect With jQuery And CSS3 - hover3d

[Demo] [Download]


Parallax Hover Tilt Effect With jQuery And CSS3 - universal-tilt.js

universal-tilt.js is a JavaScript plugin to create performant, interactive parallax tilt effects that react to mouse movement and touch events. Supports both desktop and mobile devices.

Parallax Hover Tilt Effect With jQuery And CSS3 - universal-tilt.js

[Demo] [Download]


Stylish Button Hover Effect With jQuery And CSS3

A stylish button hover effect that animates the button text character by character on hover by using jQuery and CSS3 transitions & transforms.

Stylish Button Hover Effect With jQuery And CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Slick Image Hover Effects - nsHover

nsHover is a lightweight jQuery plugin that makes it easy to create animated, customizable hover effects on your site images.

jQuery Plugin For Slick Image Hover Effects - nsHover

[Demo] [Download]


Mouse Direction-aware jQuery Hover Effect Plugin - Directional Hover

Directional Hover is a lightweight jQuery plugin to create animated hover overlays that slide in based on mouse direction.

Mouse Direction-aware jQuery Hover Effect Plugin - Directional Hover

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Hover Effect Libraries

Fluent Design Button Hover & Click Effects – fluent-reveal-effect

A JavaScript library used for creating interactive hover & click effects inspired by Fluent Design System for Windows.

Fluent Design Button Hover & Click Effects – fluent-reveal-effect

[Demo] [Download]


Direction-aware Lava Lamp Hover Effect

A simple script that adds a Lava Lamp style, direction-aware underline effect to navigation links on mouse hover.

Direction-aware Lava Lamp Hover Effect

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Hover Effect Libraries

Image Caption Hover Animations with CSS3 Transitions and Transforms

Create stylish and subtle image caption hover animations with CSS3 transitions and transform. No extra javascript needed.

Image Caption Hover Animations with CSS3 Transitions and Transforms

[Demo] [Download]


60+ Image Hover Effect With Pure CSS – imagehover.css

A CSS library that provides 60+ animated fancy animation effects on images when hovering.

60+ Image Hover Effect With Pure CSS – imagehover.css

[Demo] [Download]


Creating Hover Effects with CSS3 Animations – hover.css

A collection of hover effects with the power of CSS3 that can be used to create animated mouse hover over effects on any Html elements like buttons, images, and more.

Creating Hover Effects with CSS3 Animations – hover.css

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more JavaScript and CSS solutions to create fancy Hover Effects on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Hover and JavaScript/CSS Hover Effect sections.