There’s something with me, the weekend, and CSS3…hmm…

On Saturday, Google Politics & Elections posted an interesting infographic about search trends over the last week related to the four remaining GOP Presidential candidates.

Here’s the infographic:

From Google Politics & Elections

Overall, pretty nice. It makes good use of color, highlights the important details, and avoids loading the graphic with needless frills, pointless content, etc.

The one problem, though, is that it’s simply an image. While it’s nice to look at, it’s kind of boring.

Some CSS3 Up In Here

So as I was internally complaining about how boring the image qua image is, it occurred to me that some simple CSS3 flourishes could really make this nice.

Check Out the Example (note: you’ll need a more recent version of Webkit or Firefox for this to work…)

In this experiment, I’m using a few things I’ve not messed with much in the past: keyframes and the flex-box model.

Flex-Box Model

If you’re a web designer, you’ve no doubt spent endless hours trying to coax HTML and CSS to do simple things like expand “columns” a particular percentage in width and height. This is a horrible nightmare to endure, and it usually ends in a lot of hacks and more cursing, just to More >