Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Making iOS 7 squircles using CSS3

Making iOS 7 squircles using CSS3



<div class="icons">                

                <a class="tw" href="#"><i class="icon-twitter"></i></a>

                <a class="fb" href="#"><i class="icon-facebook"></i></a>

                <a class="gp" href="#"><i class="icon-google-plus"></i></a>

                <a class="ig" href="#"><i class="icon-instagram"></i></a>

                <a class="li" href="#"><i class="icon-linkedin"></i></a>

                <a class="yt" href="#><i class="icon-youtube"></i></a>



/*Importing custom fonts*/

@import url(;

@import url(;

/*basic reset*/

* {margin: 0; padding: 0;}

body {

 padding: 70px;

 background: url('');


h1 {

 font-family: montserrat;

 color: #333;

 text-transform: uppercase;

 padding: 30px;

 text-align: center;


.icons {

 width: 220px;

 margin: 0 auto;


.icons i {

 display: block;

 font-size: 24px;

 line-height: 50px; width: 50px;

 text-align: center;


.icons a {

 text-decoration: none;

 color: white;

 display: inline-block;

 margin: 10px;

 border-radius: 12px;

 position: relative;


/*Now we will create fish-eye shapes using pseudo elements and clip them to add a curve to the sides of the icons*/

.icons a:before, .icons a:after {

 content: '';

 position: absolute; left: 0; top: 0;

 width: 100%; height: 100%;

 background: inherit;

 border-radius: 100%; /*circle*/

 /*time to transform the circle into fish-eye shape. iOS7 style now.*/

 transform: scaleX(2) scaleY(1.05);

 /*clipping the left and right sides - 17px from the left and right*/

 clip: rect(0, 33px, 50px, 17px);

 /*pushing it behind the icon*/

 z-index: -1;


/*duplicating the :before element and rotating it 90deg and swapping the X/Y transforms*/

.icons a:after {

 transform: scaleY(2) scaleX(1.05) rotate(90deg);



.tw {background: #00ACF0;}

.fb {background: #3B5997;}

.gp {background: #DB4F48;}

.ig {background: #447397;}

.li {background: #007DB8;}

.yt {background: #D12E2E;}

Out put: 

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