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Create A Simple Responsive Portfolio Page with Filtering and Hover Effect (Updated)

Written by Kevin Liew on 29 Apr 2016
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Previously, I was showing how to create portfolio page with filtering and also hover effect for each of your project item. We achieved that effect with CSS3 and jQuery filter & sort plugin called MixItUp.

The response was pretty good, it has been in our popular post list for quite sometimes too. I guess it's due to the fact that filtering UI is quite a popular thing to implement. So, I was looking at the comment, I think I need to do an update and fix some of the issues.

Alright, this time it's not just fixing the issues but with some enhancements as well. Here's the updates:

  • MixItUp is now version 2.1.11, the one we used is way outdated. The good news is, the new one can load your desired filter on first run, not just showing all of it.
  • Easing plugin is removed and replaced with CSS3 transition instead. We can achieve the same thing with smaller file size and less JS. So, why not?
  • There're a couple of comments mentioned there's a bug that causing the whole thing moved 3-4px to the left. It's actually not an issue, because when you show ALL, the content became longer. Therefore, in IE you have a scrollbar displayed on the right which causing the undesired sudden movement that moves everything to the left. I didn't see this because I'm on Mac and scrollbar hover above the content instead of taking up the website viewport space.

I'm trying to keep everything the same so you can update it easily. This script will work pretty well with our previously published tutorial - display images with shape masking and nifty zoom effect.

Alright, lets get it started. First of all this is the screenshot of what we are about to build:

Based on the layout there are two main UI elements we need to build - Tab navigation for filtering and a grid of portfolio with hover effect. After that we will hook it up with MixItOut and our custom hover script.

HTML

First of all, we have the HTML markup for Tab navigation. It's a UL list with data filter. data-filter is included because MixItUp needs it for its filtering. It's updated to conform to the new MixItUp formatting. Classes are specified in data-filter to be consistent with jQuery filter()

<ul id="filters" class="clearfix">
<li><span class="filter active" data-filter=".app, .card, .icon, .logo, .web">All</span></li>
<li><span class="filter" data-filter=".app">App</span></li>
<li><span class="filter" data-filter=".card">Card</span></li>
<li><span class="filter" data-filter=".icon">Icon</span></li>
<li><span class="filter" data-filter=".logo">Logo</span></li>
<li><span class="filter" data-filter=".web">Web</span></li>
</ul>

Under the Tab navigation, we have portfolio list. We need to assign each portfolio a category in data-cat attribute. By matching data-filter with data-cat, this is how MixItUp filters portfolios.

Other than that, we added label and hide it by default. We will show it on mouse hover with CSS3.

<div id="portfoliolist">
  <div class="portfolio logo" data-cat="logo">
    <div class="portfolio-wrapper">
      <img src="img/portfolios/logo/5.jpg" alt="" />
      <div class="label">
        <div class="label-text">
          <a class="text-title">Bird Document</a> 
          <span class="text-category">Logo</span>
        </div>
        <div class="label-bg"> </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
.........
</div>

CSS

We divided CSS into two parts - general styling for UI elements and responsive.

html {
  overflow-y: scroll;
}

.container { 
	position: relative; 
	width: 960px; 
	margin: 0 auto; 
	-webkit-transition: all 1s ease;
  -moz-transition: all 1s ease;
  -o-transition: all 1s ease;
  transition: all 1s ease;	
}
 
#filters {
	margin:1%;
	padding:0;
	list-style:none;
}

	#filters li {
		float:left;
	}
	
	#filters li span {
		display: block;
		padding:5px 20px;		
		text-decoration:none;
		color:#666;
		cursor: pointer;
	}
	
	#filters li span.active {
		background: #e95a44;
		color:#fff;
	}
 

 
#portfoliolist .portfolio {
	-webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
	-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
	-o-box-sizing: border-box;
	width:23%;
	margin:1%;
	display:none;
	float:left;
	overflow:hidden;
}

	.portfolio-wrapper {
		overflow:hidden;
		position: relative !important;
		background: #666;
		cursor:pointer;
	}

	.portfolio img {
		max-width:100%;
		position: relative;
		top:0;
    -webkit-transition: all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
    transition:         all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);		
	}
	
	.portfolio .label {
		position: absolute;
		width: 100%;
		height:40px;
		bottom:-40px;
    -webkit-transition: all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
    transition:         all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
	}

		.portfolio .label-bg {
			background: #e95a44;
			width: 100%;
			height:100%;
			position: absolute;
			top:0;
			left:0;
		}
	
		.portfolio .label-text {
			color:#fff;
			position: relative;
			z-index:500;
			padding:5px 8px;
		}
			
			.portfolio .text-category {
				display:block;
				font-size:9px;
			}
	
	.portfolio:hover .label {
    bottom:0;
  }
	.portfolio:hover img {
    top:-30px;
  }  

A simple responsive layout to make sure the grid display properly in different window dimension. Removed this bit if you have your own responsive grid system.

/* #Tablet (Portrait) */
@media only screen and (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 959px) {
	.container {
		width: 768px; 
	}
}

/*  #Mobile (Portrait) - Note: Design for a width of 320px */
@media only screen and (max-width: 767px) {
	.container { 
		width: 95%; 
	}
	
	#portfoliolist .portfolio {
		width:48%;
		margin:1%;
	}		
}

/* #Mobile (Landscape) - Note: Design for a width of 480px */
@media only screen and (min-width: 480px) and (max-width: 767px) {
	.container {
		width: 70%;
	}
}

Javascript

Lastly, we have the Javascript. You can change its setting by visiting its documentation. They have updated it with a lot of explanation and samples. That's a pretty good job. You can check out the animation configuration to see what else effect can you achieve too.

$(function () {
		
	var filterList = {
	
		init: function () {
		
			// MixItUp plugin
			// http://mixitup.io
			$('#portfoliolist').mixItUp({
				selectors: {
  			  target: '.portfolio',
  			  filter: '.filter'	
  		  },
  		  load: {
    		  filter: '.app' // show app tab on first load
    		}     
			});								
		
		}

	};
	
	// Run the show!
	filterList.init();
	
});		

Conclusion

Nowadays, designers tend to cut down the clutters and keep everything simple. With this tutorial, we created a simple filtering portfolio page with hover effect. Sometimes we don't have to reinvent the wheel. With all sort of plugins available today, we can easily produce the effect we want by combining different javascript plugins.

Hopefully this update will solve a lot of questions you have. Drop a comment if you have any questions. Enjoy!

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126 comments
Stu 3 weeks ago
Not working for me. I took the zip and uploaded to my server and something not right.
http://www.bestung.com/projects/

Please help.

Thanks,

Stu
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stu 3 weeks ago
I'm on mac and just checked and it does work in Chrome, but not FF.
http://www.bestung.com/projects/

In FF it and it's only working on Chrome. On FF i I only see the LI's (and they aren't clickable) but don't see any of the portfolio elements.

Again thanks,

Stu
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stu 3 weeks ago
ok take3. I just updated the js link to <script
src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.2.3.min.js"
integrity="sha256-a23g1Nt4dtEYOj7bR+vTu7+T8VP13humZFBJNIYoEJo="
crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

and now it works in FF and chrome.

https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.2.3.min.js"

Sweeet. thanks

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Frustrated 2 weeks ago
Not working :-(
List elements don't filter. No console error.
Used OS X Chrome, Safari
Also the link mentioned within this article (MixItUp.io) is not woring (leads to parked webpage).
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Jonas 3 days ago
The link to the library changed to https://mixitup.kunkalabs.com/
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Kevin Admin 2 days ago
Thanks, I have updated the link.
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