How to create a responsive sprite sheet animation in css?

Tags: javascript,css,html5,animation,sprite

Problem :

i've been trying to do this for hours but so far i haven't made any progress.

I have a site with a few animations in it, some will be activated on click and some on hover. something similar to the animation found in this site : the cat tail is reponsive as in when you scale the broswer it scales along with it as well.

this is the code that i am using to create the animation

.monster {
            position: absolute;
            width: 100px;
            height: 100px;
            margin: 2% auto;
            background: url('img/le-cloud.png') left center;
            overflow: auto;
            display: block;
            left: 20%;
            top: 40%;

        .monster:hover {
            position: absolute;
            width: 100px;
            height: 100px;
            margin: 2% auto;
            background: url('img/le-cloud.png') left center;
            animation: play .9s steps(18);
            overflow: auto;
            display: block;
            left: 20%;
            top: 40%;


i found this tutorial which uses percentages, that works for changing 1 frame not playing the entire 18 frames in this example , i have other animations composed of more than 30 sprites, i looked into spritely.js but it wasn't responsive.

Any ideas how can i solve this ?

Solution :

I figured out how to do it eventually! Just in case anyone still cares, Let me do some explaning just so you don't go through what I went throught:

      div.sprite {
            margin: 0 auto;
            width: 40%;
/*            Change this to what ever value you desire*/
            height: 0;
            padding-bottom: 40%;
            background-image: url("le-cloud-copy.png");
/*            Add the sprite sheet here, must be on a staright line*/
            background-position: 0 0;
            background-size: 1800%;
/*            I have 18 sprites in the sheet thus it's 1800%, if it was 4 you'd use 400% and so on*/
            display: block;
        div.sprite:hover {
/*            background-position: 500% 0;*/
            animation: play .9s steps(18);
/*            18 steps to go over al the sprites i have, if you had 4 in the sprite the value would be 4 for example */
        @keyframes play {
            100% {
                background-position: 1800% 0;

And the magic bit is here include this library and this should work.

<script src="js/prefixfree.min.js"></script>

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