Ana Tudor’s Favorite CodePen Demos
In 2013 I asked CodePen creator Chris Coyier about his favorite CodePen demos and people loved his picks and insight. I've even shared some of my favorite demos. This time around I wanted to know what Ana Tudor, one of my favorite CodePen artists, thought were her favorites. Enjoy!
I love canvas, I love interactive demos and I don't think I have ever been more impressed by somebody's work than when I discovered what Tiffany Rayside has created on CodePen. So I had to start off with one of her interactive canvas pens, even though it was painful to pick just one. Tap/ click to add nodes and watch them connecting and dancing around.
3D is another love of mine and this next pen by Gerard Ferrandez is a beautiful example of what can be done with 3D transforms and JS interactivity.
Image galleries are everywhere, so it was refreshing to see something more unusual done in this direction.
Canvas snake bugs
Jack Rugile is one of my canvas heroes and this demo is just one the more recent examples of JS awesomeness his profile is so rich in. Just writing the previous sentence took me about ten minutes because I kept playing with it.
Yoksel blew my mind with this pen. The technique she uses for achieving this cool effect is simple, yet really clever.
Another amazing canvas demo, this time by Jason Brown. This one makes a childhood dream come true - I remember wanting to be able to escape from the flat sheet of paper and be able to draw in 3D. Well, now it's possible...
Geometry is beautiful
Kenji Saito has created many cool canvas pens. I've always loved geometry, so this is one I can never get tired of.
Particle demos are always fun. Especially when they're also interactive. The first time I saw this mini-game by Matei Copot, I ended up spending a lot of time trying to "kill" as many particles as possible.
SVG material resize animation
I don't normally find interface elements that exciting, but this demo by Nikolay Talanov is just too good to miss.
I've started seeing more and more SVG demos lately and this pen by Noel Delgado is probably the cutest of them all.
About Ana Tudor
Loves maths, especially geometry. Enjoys playing with code. Passionate about experimenting and learning new things. Fascinated by astrophysics and science in general. Huge fan of technological advance and its applications in all fields. Shows an interest in motor sports, drawing, classic cartoons, rock music, cuddling toys and animals with sharp claws and big teeth. Dreams about owning a real tiger.