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CSS Box-Shadow Animation Technique?

CSS Box-Shadow Animation Technique?

Problem

So I've been doing a ton of skulking around on CodePen and have found a lot of awesome demos, particularly on the CSS front. What I'm seeing consistently on the CSS front though is often utilizing the box-shadow property to produce crazy looking animations/graphics, this is an example of what I'm talking about.

Now, I'm guessing these people aren't doing this entirely by hand, and that they're using some kind of graphic design application to render the animation/graphic into valid CSS. Is there an application(s) that does such a thing? If so, what is it?

Problem courtesy of: Lester Peabody

Solution

Another author over on Codepen has released a little PHP library that converts images to CSS making use of this technique, however all the images it produces seem to crash Chrome's inspector. Not entirely sure why.

https://github.com/jaysalvat/image2css

Edit: I just had Chrome finally respond and the code it produces doesn't seem greatly optimised.

Solution courtesy of: amustill

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