CSS play - Circular 'iris' open/close menu

25th June 2013

For IE9+, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome
iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, IE10 Touch Screen and Android OS Touch Screen

copyright © stu nicholls - CSS play


Just a simple single level menu with a hover to open the 'iris' like menu as seen on camera diaphragms.

The iris is just a series of inset shadows that have animation in all but IE9 which will just se an instant change.

Touch screen devices will open the iris on the first tap to reveal the menu text which can then be tapped to take you to that page.


You may use this method on your personal 'non-profit' web site without seeking my permission. A link back to CSSplay is always appreciated.

Commercial usage is also permitted without seeking approval, but I would ask that a donation is considered to support my work on CSSPlay.

If you are having problems integrating any of my demonstrations into your website then I now offer a service to fault find and correct any errors that you may have introduced. Please email me for more information.

Please Support CSS play

Please note that if your donation is for a demo/menu then you will need to email me with the url of the demo/menu after making the donation

For more CSS demonstrations I recommend that you visit the Dynamic Drive CSS Library.

Free, practical CSS menus, layouts, and examples

Soft Geometry Creative Industries

Soft Geometry Creative Industries
is a music-based design company located in Bristol UK.
I create artwork for albums, singles, posters and t-shirts.
My work is influenced by punk and post-punk poster and flyer design,
lo-fi photocopy aesthetics,
Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko.

I can provide a start to finish service with my own art and photography, put together work from images provided by yourself, and collaborate on an idea.

Follow CSS play

Facebook   Twitter   Facebook Fan Page