Creating an Image Stagger Animation in Webflow

August 18, 2022

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Adding hover effects can be a lot of fun and engaging! In this article I outline how to create a unique image stagger animation on hover in Webflow without a single line of code.

Step 1: Add a div block

  • Add a div block and name it “image wrapper.”
  • Set the width to 300px and the height to 500px.
  • Set the overflow property to Hidden.
  • Set the position to Relative.
  • Add a border-radius of 300px to create the vertical pill shape.

Step 2: Add the div block for the image

  • Add a div block and name it “image-1.”
  • Set the position to Absolute and Full to fill the “image-wrapper” parent element.
  • Set the z-index to 0.
  • Add a background image.

Step 3: Duplicate the image 4 times

  • Select “image-1” and copy and paste 3 times so there are a total of 4 image div blocks.
  • For each consecutive image div block click on the class name and select “duplicate.” Then change the class name in a sequence so the second div block would be “image-2,” the third “image-3,” and the fourth “image-4.”
  • For “image-2” change the z-index to 1.
  • For “image-3” change the z-index to 2.
  • For “image-4” change the z-index to 3.
  • Those will ensure that the images are stacked correctly for the effect.

Step 4: Create Hover In Interaction

  • Select the “image-wrapper” and go to interactions in Webflow. Create a new hover interaction.
  • Select “image-1” and give it a scale of 1.3 and set it to the initial state.
  • Select “image-4” and set the scale to 0. Do the same for “image-3” and “image-2.”
  • For “image-1” set the scale to 0.
  • Drag and drop the 4 scale interactions on top of each other to start them at the same time and set the duration to .5s and the easing to “Ease In Out.”
  • For “image-4” set the delay to 0.
  • For “image-3” set the delay to .1.
  • For “image-2” set the delay to .2.
  • For “image-1” set the delay to .3.

Step 5: Create Hover Out Interaction/Reset the Animation

  • Duplicate the hover in interaction for the “On hover out” animation.
  • Delete the “image-1” initial state animation.
  • Set the scale of “image-1” back to 1.3.
  • Set the scale of image 2,3, and 4 back to 1.
  • Set the delay of “image-1” to 0.
  • Set the delay of “image-2” to .1.
  • Set the delay of “image-3” to .2.
  • Set the delay of “image-4” to .3.
  • The animation will now play in reverse when you hover out.

Done! That’s it! You have now created a unique stagger hover animation on hover in Webflow!

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