by Bluecadet in Philly.
Click on this site then hover over the menu items or any clickable CTA. See the expanding and retreating lines? They are not in fact underline decorations for the test, but a separate pseudo-element. "In CSS, it's linked to its parent with a double colon. Like a::after" as told by Stephen.
This kind of thinking is a great way to show that we have endless possibilities when it comes to making the site pretty. All we need is some creativity and code magic!
Stephen (wizard of JS) has made a little demo here that introduces this idea of delightful and memorable hover states and the other potential ideas! Roll over the "10 things..."
Our eyeballs are tired of just experiencing a change in color or background when we rollover items. This is a time and a chance for more!