25+ CSS Glitch Effects

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Welcome to our site. If you are looking for a collection of Glitch effects to add a technical distorted look and feel in web or mobile applications, you’re at right spot. Today, in this compilation, we will feature free HTML, CSS Glitch effects code examples that we have collected from top-notch sites like GitHub, and CodePen.

In April 2024, we have added 10 new CSS Glitch effects in our compilation to take your creativity to new heights, make sure to check them out!

Glitch effects are useful to incorporate flickering and distorted appearances on a web page. The CSS glitch effect mimics the technological malfunction effect; these effects are widely used to transforms a simple, boring site into a aesthetically pleasing masterpiece.

Whether you’re an expert or beginner UI designer or developer, each glitch effect example will help you beautify your web project and manifest your true creative side. Each glitch effect example is carefully selected, adds a true immersive flickering effect into your typography, images, buttons, and other user interface elements.

A solid range of glitch-effect code examples adds stunning animation to your web application. This mesmerizing collection is a stalwart attempt to satisfy the needs of the web design community, and promises to keep your project ahead in design trends.

We promise to display a variety of glitch effects that are mostly created using HTML and various CSS 3 properties. Let’s explore some of the most amazing CSS glitch effect with mind-blowing, and eye-catching animations.

01. Glitch Effect

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Glitch Effect
by takashi (@tksiiii)
on CodePen.


Author: takashi @tksiiii
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 20, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS(Babel

02. SVG Glitch

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SVG Glitch
by Dirk Weber (@DirkWeber)
on CodePen.


Author:Dirk Weber @DirkWeber
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 3, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

03. glitch glitch glitch

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glitch glitch glitch
by Hadrien Mongouachon (@hmongouachon)
on CodePen.


Author:Hadrien Mongouachon @hmongouachon
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 12, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

04. glitch effect — week 9/52

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glitch effect — week 9/52
by Mert Cukuren (@knyttneve)
on CodePen.


Author: Mert Cukuren @knyttneve
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 28, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS(Babel)

05. 404 Glitch Effect

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404 Glitch Effect
by Dave DeHaan (@davedehaan)
on CodePen.


Author: Dave DeHaan @davedehaan
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 20, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

06. Image Glitch Effect

Rendered with HTML(Pug) and CSS(SCSS), this glitch effect resonates with creative energy, birthed on June 18, 2018.

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Image glitch effect
by Alain (@AlainBarrios)
on CodePen.


Author: Alain @AlainBarrios
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 18, 2018
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(SCSS)

07. CSS Cyber Punk Buttons

July 11, 2020, saw the birth of these futuristic CSS-stylized buttons, crafted using HTML(Pug) and CSS(Stylus).

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CSS CyberPunk Buttons (:hover to glitch ????)
by Jhey (@jh3y)
on CodePen.

Author: JHEY @jh3y
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 11, 2020
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(Stylus)

08. Loading Liquid Animation

A classic since October 14, 2015, this HTML and CSS masterpiece introduces liquid animation in a glitchy spectrum.

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Pure CSS Glitch Effect
by Felix Rilling (@FelixRilling)
on CodePen.

Author: Felix Rilling @FelixRilling
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 14, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

09. Glitch Effect by SVG Filter

Crafted on July 22, 2022, this effect redefines the glitch aesthetic with HTML, CSS, and SCSS innovations.

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glitch effect by SVG filter
by Uchiyama@株式会社フォスター (@fostor_uchiyama)
on CodePen.

Author: Uchiyama@株式会社フォスター @fostor_uchiyama
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 22, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

10. Glitch animation with pseudo-element

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Glitch animation with pseudo-element
by Oscar-Jite (@oscar-jite)
on CodePen.


Author: Oscar-Jite @oscar-jite
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 19, 2024
Made with: HTML, CSS

11. 3D Glitch Text (CSS Only)

October 21, 2016, marked the birth of this exclusively CSS-driven 3D text glitch effect.

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3D Glitch Text (CSS Only)
by Colin Horn (@colinhorn)
on CodePen.

Author: Colin Horn @colinhorn
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 21, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

12. Glitch Image Effect | CSS Animation

August 14, 2020, brought forth this captivating glitch image effect, sculpted using HTML and CSS.

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Glitch Image Effect | CSS Animation
by MinzCode (@MinzCode)
on CodePen.

Author: MinzCode @MinzCode
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 14, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

13. CSS3 Glitch Animation

Dating back to September 13, 2016, this effect showcases the glory of HTML, CSS, and SCSS brilliance.

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CSS3 Glitch Animation
by Petr Tichy (@ihatetomatoes)
on CodePen.

Author: Petr Tichy @ihatetomatoes
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 13, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

14. Dice Roleplay Glitch & Pulse

June 06, 2017, witnessed the creation of this glitch marvel, spun with HTML and CSS(Less).

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Dice roleplay glitch & pulse
by Agathe (@Atsohga)
on CodePen.

Author: Agathe @Atsohga
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 06, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS(Less)

15. Retro Glitch Effect Colors RGB (Daily Design + Code #6)

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Retro Glitch Effect Colors RGB (Daily Design + Code #6)
by  Juxtopposed (@Juxtopposed)
on CodePen.

Author: Juxtopposed
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 25, 2023
Made with: HTML, CSS

16. Mix-Blend-Mode Rendering Glitch

May 22, 2016, birthed this glitch wonder, marrying HTML, CSS, and SCSS in a blend-mode symphony.

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mix-blend-mode rendering glitch [No longer glitchy]
by Matt Popovich (@mattpopovich)
on CodePen.

Author: Matt Popovich @mattpopovich
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 22, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

17. Glitch Effect in CSS

October 12, 2016, was the inception date for this CSS(Less) driven glitch effect.

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Glitch effect in CSS
by Thomas Aufresne (@origine)
on CodePen.

Author: Thomas Aufresne @origine
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 12, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS (Less)

18. VHS Glitch

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VHS Glitch
by Nils Schönwald (@schoenwaldnils)
on CodePen.

Author: Nils Schönwald @schoenwaldnils
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 15, 2014
Made with: HTML(Haml), CSS(Less)

19. Glitch Clock

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Glitch Clock
by FEAR ØF CODE (@fearOfCode)
on CodePen.


Author:FEAR ØF CODE @fearOfCode
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 5, 2014
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(Stylus), JS

20. 404 – Glitched Out

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404 – Glitched out
by ZonFire99 (@ZonFire99)
on CodePen.

Author: ZonFire99 @ZonFire99
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 08, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

21. Glitch Hover

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glitch hover
by alex baldwin (@cubeghost)
on CodePen.

Author: alex baldwin @cubeghost
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 15, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

22. Animated Logo & Glitch Effect & Retro Look (CSS)

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Animated Logo & Glitch Effect & Retro Look (CSS)
by Konstantin Denerz (@konstantindenerz)
on CodePen.


Author:Konstantin Denerz @konstantindenerz
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 11, 2023
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(SCSS)

23. Glitch Pop

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Glitch Pop
by Noah Blon (@noahblon)
on CodePen.

Author: Noah Blon @noahblon
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 30, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

24. Text Glitch animation (Clip-path, text-shadow and pseudo-elements)

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Text Glitch animation (Clip-path, text-shadow and pseudo-elements)
by Oscar-Jite (@oscar-jite)
on CodePen.

Author:Oscar-Jite @oscar-jite
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 23, 2024
Made with: HTML, CSS

25. Glitch Preloader

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Glitch Preloader
by Nazar Kubaty (@mirai1337)
on CodePen.

Author: Nazar Kubaty @mirai1337
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 29, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS

26. Morphology – Laptop Glitch -Dilate

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morphology – laptop glitch – dilate
by janein (@janein)
on CodePen.

Author: janein @janein
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 09, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

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