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Sprite Animation for navigation icons

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I am trying to make a navigation for a website using sprite animations. Each button should play once on hover, and then reverse when unhovered.


I came across this pen from another thread here that was close to what I needed: 

See the Pen VLWvQx by klausgrundahl (@klausgrundahl) on CodePen


And made some changes so that there were multiple images:  (in reality I want each one to have its own background sprite, but for the sake of this I just made them different background colours)


How can I make it so that when I hover one of them, only that particular one moves, not all three at once? I don't mind having to give each one separate classes or individual ids.


This pen (

See the Pen pjbqvE by MAW (@MAW) on CodePen

) achieves part of what I need but the animation way simpler there, and I can't figure out how to combine the two to get what I need... Seems like it should be super simple but my newbie brain can't quite do it.


Hope someone can help.



See the Pen jbXjNe by anon (@anon) on CodePen

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