How to make this geometrical “translation” effect with javascript?

Tags: javascript,jquery,html,css,geometry

Problem :

I'm trying to do an effect that i've seen on a website. You can have a look at this site :!/blog/accueil/

Or you can see this screenshot :

screenshot translation effect

If you over a div, you will see a sort of 3D effect. First, i don't know how to call this effect. It's a kind of Translation.

Maybe there is a better name ?

I would like to do something like that.

I've analyzed the source code and i saw that the website is using a background image :

You can see the picture :

enter image description here

So, here is what i've done but it's not perfect. You can see this fiddle. Feel free to edit the fiddle.

Can you help to do better ?

I think i don't need to use a background image, it could be done with only css

<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Document sans nom</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.transit.min.js"></script>
$(document).ready(function() {
var $bt_bienvenue = $("#bt_bienvenue");
var $bt_bienvenue2 = $("#bt_bienvenue2");

         function () {
           $bt_bienvenue.transition({ x: '-10px', y: '-10px' });
         function () {
           $bt_bienvenue.transition({ x: '0px', y: '0px' });
#test {

#container {
    font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

#bt_bienvenue {

#bt_bienvenue2 { 
    background:url(img/site/bgd-bienvenue.gif) 0 0 no-repeat;

<!--<div id="test"></div>-->
<div id="container">
    <div id="bt_bienvenue">Menu</div>
    <div id="bt_bienvenue2"></div>

Solution :

You can do it this way :

JS :

$(document).ready(function() {
var $bt_bienvenue = $("#bt_bienvenue");
var $bt_container = $("#container");

         function () {
           $bt_container.transition({ x: '-5px', y: '-5px', width: '105px', height: '205px' },200);

         function () {
             $bt_container.transition({ x: '0px', y: '0px', width: '100px', height: '200px' },200);


You add overflow:hidden; to your container, that has exactly the same width/height as your Menu. And transition will only affect your container. You scale it (105px*205px) and slide it to the top-left 5px each.

And the more you scale and slide it, the more steps you have to add in the box-shadow property.

Fiddle :

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