20+ CSS Play/Pause Buttons

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CSS Play/Pause Buttons

Friends, today I am thrilled to share the latest collection of CSS Play/Pause buttons you will ever see! We’ve searched through the whole internet and carefully selected these Play/Pause button code examples from CodePen, GitHub, and other authentic platforms.

The play and pause buttons are user interface elements. Allowing users to effortlessly start or stop video and audio content on websites, web applications, and mobile applications. But too often, CSS media player buttons are boring! Fear not, we are featuring a diverse range of toggle buttons that you can use on any website or theme to add control to the media files.

This post is packed with incredibly creative, innovative, and visually stunning animated play and pause buttons. I’m telling you, once you implement these toggle button designs, you’ll be blown away by the possibilities. Each media playback button code is easy to customize; with a little knowledge of HTML and CSS, you can change the colors, sizes, shapes, animations, and functions of the media buttons.

It’s play-and-pause button paradise in here, people! Let’s dive in and get ready to fall in love with the power of modern CSS play/pause buttons all over again.

01. Flashing play button

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Flashing play button
by Da Vinci (@GLITCHY99)
on CodePen.


Author: Da Vinci @GLITCHY99
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 27, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS

02. Bouncing Play Button

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bouncing play button
by mica (@mi-ca)
on CodePen.


Author: mi-ca @mi-ca
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 13, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

03. Add Play Pause Button

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Add Play Pause Button <div>
by Chris (@Yeti_Detective)
on CodePen.


Author: Chris @Yeti_Detective
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 8, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

04. A Play Button Animation

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A play button animation
by Eric Brewer (@ebrewe)
on CodePen.


Author: Eric Brewer @ebrewe
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 13, 2017
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS (SCSS), JS(Babel)

05. YouTube Style Play Button

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YouTube style play button
by Ian James (@injms)
on CodePen.


Author: Ian James @injms
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 26, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

06. Taylors Play Button

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Taylors play button
by Arnold Longequeue (@alongequeue)
on CodePen.


Author: Arnold Longequeue @alongequeue
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 13, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

07. Border Spin Animation For Play/pause Buttons

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Border Spin animation for play/pause buttons
by Patrick Waks (@wazp)
on CodePen.


Author: Patrick Waks @wazp
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 16, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS(Less), JS(Babel)

08. Play Button

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Play Button
by Baron (@b29)
on CodePen.


Author: Baron @b29
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 12, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

09. Play Button

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Play Button
by J Scott Smith (@jscottsmith)
on CodePen.


Author: J Scott Smith @jscottsmith
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 11, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

10. A CSS Play Button

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A CSS play button
by Thaiana Poplade (@thaipoplade)
on CodePen.


Author: Thaiana Poplade @thaipoplade
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 1, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS

11. Play Button

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Play Button
by Ivan Villa (@ivillacreative)
on CodePen.


Author: Ivan Villa @ivanvillacreative
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: December 26, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

12. Neumorphic Music Player UI

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Neumorphic music player UI
by Jack Domleo (@jackdomleo7)
on CodePen.


Author: Jack Domleo @jackdomleo7
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 27, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS), JS

13. Play/pause Button Morphing

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play/pause button morphing
by ZhangZhuo (@zhangzhuo)
on CodePen.


Author: ZhangZhuo @zhangzhuo
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 7, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS

14. Play Button

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Play Button
by Luke Meyrick (@lukemeyrick)
on CodePen.


Author: Luke Meyrick @lukemeyrick
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 1, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

15. Play Button (Pulse Effect) to video embed overlay

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Play Button (Pulse Effect) to video embed overlay
by Rojo Salas (@rojo_salas)
on CodePen.


Author: Rojo Salas @rojo_salas
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 14, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

16. Google Play Button With CSS

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Google Play Button With CSS
by dibalikseo (@dibalikseo)
on CodePen.


Author: dibalikseo @dibalikseo
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 8, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS

17. Clip-path Play/pause Button Transition

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Clip-path play/pause button transition
by Irem Lopsum (@iremlopsum)
on CodePen.


Author: Irem Lopsum @iremlopsum
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 11, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS), JS(Babel)

18. emircom play button animation

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emircom play button animation
by Shivam Bale (@Griezzi)
on CodePen.


Author: Shivam Bale @Griezzi
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 8, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

19. Morphing Play/Pause Button

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Morphing Play/Pause Button
by Hazem (@Hazem)
on CodePen.


Author: Hazem @Hazem
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 29, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

20. neumorphism play button

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neumorphism play button
by souravb786 (@souravb786)
on CodePen.


Author: souravb786 @souravb786
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 25, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

21. play button

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Play Button
by Mahtamun Hoque Fahim (@mahtamunhoquefahim)
on CodePen.


Author: Mahtamun Hoque Fahim @mahtamunhoquefahim
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 30, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

22. Funky Play button

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???? Funky ???? Play button
by Aurélien Grimaud (@a_ng_d)
on CodePen.


Author: Aurélien Grimaud @a_ng_d
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 8, 2020
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(Sass)

23. Proof of concept: Play Button

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Proof of concept: Play Button
by Sven (@hofmannsven)
on CodePen.


Author: Sven @hofmannsven
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 22, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS)

24. Play pause button

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Play pause button
by Mikael Ainalem (@ainalem)
on CodePen.


Author: Mikael Ainalem @ainalem
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 6, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

 

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