Hang Christmas Lights On Your Website! Add Christmas And Holiday Spirit

Hang Christmas Lights On Your Website! Add Christmas And Holiday Spirit

Christmas is coming! And that means it's time to add a little magic by decorating your homes and websites. Today we're going to show you new tips & tricks on how to hang Christmas lights on site.


On the eve of the winter holidays, sharing tips and tricks to prepare your websites for Christmas has already become a tradition. In 2016, it was The Falling Confetti Animation. In 2019, we showed how to Add Falling Snowflakes Animation on Your Site. This year we propose you hang Christmas lights.

By the way, Christmas lights can be implemented on any website. Follow the tutorial and add Christmas spirit to your site.


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Step 1: Copy CSS Code.

Copy the CSS code and paste it into the Gridbox Code Editor.


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.christmas-lights li {
    --christmas-lights-1: #057d70; /*color - 1*/
    --christmas-lights-2: #d41a21; /*color - 2*/
    --christmas-lights-3: #ffd27c; /*color - 3*/
    animation-duration: 2s;
    animation-fill-mode: both;
    animation-iteration-count: infinite;
    animation-name: flash-1;
    border-radius: 50%;
    display: inline-block;
    height: 20px;
    margin: 25px 20px;
    position: relative;
    width: 20px;
}
 
.christmas-lights {
    left: 0;
    margin: 0;
    pointer-events: none;
    position: fixed;
    right: 0;
    top: -15px;
    white-space: nowrap;
    width: 100%;
    z-index: 100;
}
 
.christmas-lights[data-position="bottom"] {
    top: auto;
    bottom: -15px;
    transform:scale(-1)
}
 
.christmas-lights[data-position="right"],
.christmas-lights[data-position="left"] {
    transform: rotate(-90deg);
    left: -10px;
    top: 0;
    right: auto;
    bottom: 0;
    width: 100vh;
}
 
.christmas-lights[data-position="right"] {
    transform: rotate(90deg);
    left: auto;
    right: -15px;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:before {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    background: #505050;
    width: 10px;
    height: 10px;
    border-top-left-radius: 5px;
    border-top-right-radius: 5px;
    top: -9px;
    left: 5px;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:after {
    content: "";
    top: -23px;
    left: 10px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 60px;
    height: 20px;
    border-bottom: solid #505050 2px;
    border-radius: 50%;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:last-child:after {
    content: none;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:first-child {
    margin-left: -40px;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:nth-child(2n+1) {
    background: var(--christmas-lights-1);
    box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px rgb(249 212 129);
    animation-name: flash-2;
    animation-duration: 0.4s;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:nth-child(4n+2) {
    background: var(--christmas-lights-2);
    box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-2);
    animation-name: flash-3;
    animation-duration: 1.1s;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:nth-child(odd) {
    animation-duration: 1.8s;
}
 
.christmas-lights li:nth-child(3n+1) {
      animation-duration: 1.4s;
}
 
@keyframes flash-1 {
    0%, 100% {
        background: var(--christmas-lights-1);
        box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-1);
    }
    50% {
        background: var(--christmas-lights-2);
        box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-2);
    }
}
 
@keyframes flash-2 {
    0%, 100% {
        background: var(--christmas-lights-2);
        box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-2);
    }
    50% {
        background: var(--christmas-lights-3);
        box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-3);
    }
}
 
@keyframes flash-3 {
    0%, 100% {
        background: var(--christmas-lights-3);
        box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-3);
    }
    50% {
        background: var(--christmas-lights-1);
        box-shadow: 0px 5px 24px 3px var(--christmas-lights-1);
    }
}

@media (max-width: 1024px){
  .christmas-lights[data-position="left"] {
      left: -14px;
  }

  .christmas-lights[data-position="right"] {
      right: -14px;
  }
  
  .christmas-lights[data-position="left"],
  .christmas-lights[data-position="right"] {
    height: 100vh;
  }
}

The colors of the Christmas lights can be changed to any other in the CSS code.

--christmas-lights-1: #057d70; /*color - 1*/

--christmas-lights-2: #d41a21; /*color - 2*/

--christmas-lights-3: #ffd27c; /*color - 3*/

Step 2: Copy JavaScript Code.

Copy JavaScript code and paste it to the Gridbox Code Editor.


Javascript CSS Editor


let christmas = {
    delay: null,
    delete: function(){
        document.body.querySelectorAll('.christmas-lights').forEach(function(ul){
            ul.remove();
        });
    },
    create: function(){
        let v = window.innerHeight / 60 + 2,
            h = window.innerWidth / 60 + 2,
            data = {
                'top': h,
                'right': v,
                'bottom': h,
                'left': v
            },
            ul = c = null;
        for (let position in data) {
            c = data[position];
            ul = document.createElement('ul');
            ul.className = 'christmas-lights';
            ul.dataset.position = position;
            for (let i = 0; i <= c; i++) {
                ul.append(document.createElement('li'));
            }
            document.body.append(ul);
        }
    }
}

document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function(){
    christmas.create();
});

window.addEventListener('resize', function(e) {
    clearTimeout(christmas.delay);
    christmas.delay = setTimeout(function(){
        christmas.delete();
        christmas.create();
    }, 100)
});

Step 3: Save and Check.

Save changes. Clear your browser cache and look results on the frontend.


Follow the step-by-step tutorial, add Christmas lights to your website, and immerse your customers in the holiday atmosphere. Enjoy and feel the magic of Christmas!


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