Material Design Ripple Click Effect With Pure CSS

Category: Animation , CSS & CSS3 | March 18, 2021
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Material Design Ripple Click Effect With Pure CSS


Makes use of CSS transitions and position:absolute to create subtle ripple effects on any clickable elements as you seen in Material Design spec.

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How to use it:

Link to the required stylesheet:

<link href="ripple.css" rel="stylesheet">

Add the CSS class ‘ripple’ to html element and done.

<button type="button" class="ripple" >Primary</button>

Override the default styles in the LESS:

.ripple {
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
  &:after {
    content: "";
    background: rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
    display: block;
    position: absolute;
    border-radius: 50%;
    padding-top: 240%;
    padding-left: 240%;
    margin-top: -120%;
    margin-left: -120%;
    opacity: 0;
    transition: all 1s;
  &:active:after {
    padding-top: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    margin-top: 0;
    margin-left: 0;
    opacity: 1;
    transition: 0s;


v1.0.8 (03/18/2021)

  • Bugfix

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