Animation showing an illustration being created with ZeroDivs

As a web developer I strive to write code that is semantic and concise. And CSS is an often underrated hero that can help you avoid unnecessary scripts and markup. But —just how far can it go?

A number of people have explored how CSS can be used and abused and came up with many interesting ideas, but it was probably while trying to emulate Lynn Fischer’s mind-blowing single div illustrations and realizing how hard it actually is to code CSS illustrations by hand, that I felt the need to, well, maybe, make a visual editor?