CSS Text styles and Effects

Hand picked CSS text style and effects with special text Animation. Developed using HTML, CSS, javascript, jQuery and SVG. Demo and Download the zip (*.zip)

CSS Glitched Text

CSS Glitched Text
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Pure CSS glitched, noisy, analog-y text.
Developed By: Lucas Bebber
Created: JANUARY 11, 2014

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CSS Text filling with water

CSS Text filling with water
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A text filling with water animation, for preloaders and such.
Developed By: Lucas Bebber
Created: NOVEMBER 11, 2013

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CSS Text animation

CSS Text animation
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Text animation by Yoann HELIN
Developed By: Yoann
Created: NOVEMBER 24, 2013

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Drawing with text

Drawing with text
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Draw on the html5 canvas using text as your medium.
Developed By: Tim Holman
Created: OCTOBER 09, 2012

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Fun stuff with text and Canvas

Fun stuff with text and Canvas
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This script uses getImageData to form the text with particles. You can do some fun stuff with text and Canvas this way. Once again I'm using createjs for Canvas manipulation and the greensock library for easy tweening.
Developed By: Rachel Smith
Created: MARCH 11, 2014

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Text Scramble Effect

Circles, text and getImageData
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A little text decoding / scramble effect
Developed By: Justin Windle
Created: JULY 06, 2016

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Text particle with canvas

Text particle with canvas
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Text particle with canvas.
Developed By: gtibo
Created: MARCH 20, 2016

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CSS Only shimmering neon text

CSS Only shimmering neon text
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This is so not what a neon sign looks like, but I stumbled on the effect on accident and thought it looked cool. Select the text and type whatever you want.
Developed By: Giana
Created: MAY 15, 2017

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CSS Perspective Text Hover

CSS Perspective Text Hover
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An experiment using webfonts in combination with CSS 3D transform tools.
Developed By: James Bosworth
Created: AUGUST 14, 2016

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CSS Beautiful Rotating text animation

CSS Beautiful Rotating text animation
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Developed By: Rachel Smith
Created: MAY 14, 2015

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CSS Animated text fill

CSS Animated text fill
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Fill your text with animated background images - no Javascript required, Webkit only.
Developed By: Daniel Riemer
Created: APRIL 13, 2013

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CSS & SVG Shaded Text

CSS & SVG Shaded Text
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Shaded Text, a SVG+CSS3 experiment about animated shadows. It isn't optimized for mobile devices...
Developed By: Rafael González
Created: SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

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CSS Squiggly Text

CSS Squiggly Text
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Squiggly text experiment with SVG Filters
Developed By: Lucas Bebber
Created: MARCH 13, 2015

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SVG text mask

SVG text mask
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Developed By: Marco Barría
Created: NOVEMBER 06, 2013

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CSS Kinda Realistic Text

CSS Kinda Realistic Text
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Kinda realistic text rendering using mostly CSS.
Developed By: Lucas Bebber
Created: MAY 17, 2014

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CSS Animate text image fill

CSS Animate text image fill
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Fill animated background image in text using CSS.
Developed By: Carolina Santos Batista
Created: SEPTEMBER 02, 2016

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Text Scratch using Only CSS

Text Scratch using Only CSS
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Please typing your favorite word :)

Developed By: Yusuke Nakaya
Created: OCTOBER 25, 2017

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Star Wars 3D Scrolling Text in CSS3 (with music)

Star Wars 3D Scrolling Text in CSS3 (with music)
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Developed By: Scott Bram
Created: OCTOBER 24, 2012

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CSS LOVE Text Effect

CSS LOVE Text Effect
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Scrambled text effect inspired by the award winning Science Fiction film LOVE. Ported from a JavaScript jQuery plugin.
Developed By: Matthew Wagerfield
Created: NOVEMBER 23, 2012

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CSS Masked Text-Shadow

CSS Masked Text-Shadow
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Using the CSS3 mask-image property to create a striped text-shadow (Webkit-only).
Developed By: Daniel Riemer
Created: MARCH 24, 2013

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Animated text fill with svg text

Animated text fill with svg text
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SVG text effect
Developed By: Cesar C.
Created: FEBRUARY 17, 2015

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CSS Gradient Text in Firefox & Webkit

CSS Gradient Text in Firefox
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Firefox (& Webkit)-compatible gradient text using CSS blend modes. Looking for ways to simplify.
Developed By: Giana
Created: AUGUST 10, 2015

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CSS Text Stroke & Text Border - Infinite effect only using CSS and html5

CSS Text Stroke & Text Border
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Trying CSS Stroke and came up with this infinite effect. Change the text to see the animation again.
Developed By: Ignacio Correia
Created: APRIL 11, 2015

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Text-mask background moving on MouseMove using CSS and jQuery

Text-mask background moving on MouseMove
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Trying the new feature "background-clip: text", with background moving.
Developed By: Robert Borghesi
Created: SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

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CSS Montserrat Text Animation

CSS Montserrat Text Animation
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Developed By: Claire Larsen
Created: OCTOBER 21, 2015

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Hit The Floor CSS Text Effect

Hit The Floor CSS Text Effect
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A cool text style I found that uses only text-shadow
Developed By: ThatGuySam
Created: OCTOBER 21, 2015

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CSS -webkit-background-clip: text Polyfill

CSS -webkit-background-clip: text Polyfill
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A polyfill which replaces the specified element with a SVG in browser where -webkit-background-clip: text is not available.
Developed By: Tim Pietrusky
Created: FEBRUARY 22, 2013

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CSS FX Text effect

CSS FX Text effect
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lightning alarm light text effect with css
Developed By: moklick
Created: FEBRUARY 13, 2013

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3d Text effect - mousemove

3d Text effect - mousemove
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Nice 3d Text effect with jQuery mousemove
Developed By: Dennis Garrn
Created: JULY 12, 2013

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Terminal Text Effect

Terminal Text Effect
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A simple terminal text effect written in vanilla JS, no dependencies. Just copy the function into your code and have fun.
Developed By: Tobias
Created: NOVEMBER 16, 2015

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Cascading text effects using CSS and JavaScript

Cascading text effects using CSS and JavaScript
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Just a pen for playing around with different text entry transition styles and effects. Made possible with looping from within the style preprocessor and markup preprocessor
Developed By: jh3y
Created: MARCH 01, 2017

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Placeholder Typing Text Effect

Placeholder Typing Text Effect
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A simple script that displays an input's placeholder text with a 'human' typing effect.
Developed By: Michael Smart
Created: JULY 19, 2015

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Ball Bouncing On Text

Ball Bouncing On Text
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This bouncing ball jumps over the words inside the contentEditable paragraph. The text itself is editable, the jump speed is dynamic, and the ball bounce animation duration is set by the length of each word.
Developed By: Yogev Ahuvia
Created: JUNE 04, 2013

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CSS3 text-shadow effects

CSS3 text-shadow effects
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Developed By: Jorge Epuñan
Created: JANUARY 14, 2014

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CSS and jQuery Dancing text

CSS and JavaScript Dancing text
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jQuery base animated text.
Developed By: Pavel Suraba
Created: OCTOBER 18, 2013

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SVG Shattering Text Animation

SVG Shattering Text Animation
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GSAP text animation. SVG path shattering. Slow motion on hover.
Developed By: Arsen Zbidniakov
Created: SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

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SVG video mask on text

SVG video mask on text
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SVG video mask on text
Developed By: Simon Evans
Created: JUNE 16, 2017

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THREE.js Text Animation Demo 1

THREE.js Text Animation Demo 1
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First in a series of experiments with THREE.js and type.
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: MARCH 22, 2016

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THREE.js Text Animation Demo 2

THREE.js Text Animation Demo 2
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Second in a series of experiments with THREE.js and type.
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: MARCH 28, 2016

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THREE.js Text Animation Demo 3

THREE.js Text Animation Demo 3
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Fifth in a series of experiments with THREE.js and type.
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: APRIL 07, 2016

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THREE.js Text Animation Demo 4

THREE.js Text Animation Demo 4
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Fourth in a series of experiments with THREE.js and type.
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: APRIL 04, 2016

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THREE.js Text Animation Demo 5

THREE.js Text Animation Demo 5
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Third in a series of experiments with THREE.js and type.
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: APRIL 03, 2016

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Canvas text animation

Canvas text animation
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Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: AUGUST 23, 2014

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Beautiful Bouncy Canvas text animation

Beautiful bouncy Canvas text animation
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bouncy canvas text animation
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: JULY 07, 2015

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Text effect with Particles

Text effect with Particles
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Particles flowing through text. HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Developed By: Szenia Zadvornykh
Created: OCTOBER 02, 2014

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CSS Peeled Text Transforms

CSS Peeled Text Transforms
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This pen shows text that looks like it is peeled of the page. It has a smooth animation when hovered. For accessibility reasons, I've added an aria-label to the paragraph.
Developed By: Michiel Bijl
Created: NOVEMBER 23, 2014

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Smoky Text Effect using only CSS

CSS Smoky Text Effect
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Combining text-shadow and CSS transforms (especially skew) for a smoky (or smokey?) effect.
Developed By: Bennett Feely
Created: AUGUST 02, 2013

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CSS Paper Text

CSS Paper Text
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A pure CSS configurable paper text
Developed By: Mattia Astorino
Created: AUGUST 02, 2013

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Cloudy text with pixi.js

Cloudy text with pixi.js
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canvas/webgl effects from text. Made this with pixi.js.
Developed By: Rachel Smith
Created: JANUARY 20, 2015

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Fluid and configurable Colorful text animation Effect

Fluid and configurable Colorful text animation Effect
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Colorful text animation. Fluid and configurable colorful text animation module made with scss. HTML, CSS, Javascript
Developed By: Hendry Sadrak
Created: JUNE 22, 2015

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Webkit Animated "text-shadow" pattern

Webkit Animated text-shadow pattern
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Uses -webkit-background-clip: text & linear-gradient to simulate striped text shadow.
Developed By: carpe numidium
Created: DECEMBER 21, 2013

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Text Mouse hover effect

Text Mouse hover effect
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Playing around with a text hover effect using HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Developed By: Nick Pearson
Created: JULY 18, 2014

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Text to particles effect

Text to particles effect
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Edit the text with you favorite name / quote ! You can even insert an emoji :). HTML, Canvas, CSS, JavaScript
Developed By: Louis Hoebregts
Created: JANUARY 08, 2016

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SVG Text Mask with Video Fill

SVG Text Mask with Video Fill
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An editable SVG text mask with HTML5 video fill.
Developed By: Dudley Storey
Created: APRIL 30, 2017

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SCSS: Spark Text

SCSS: Spark Text
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hover with the sperk texts. HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Developed By: Tatsuya Azegami
Created: NOVEMBER 19, 2015

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Angled Fractured Text

Star Wars opening crawl using CSS
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Creating a fractured text look with just css an extension of the standard effect that uses clip path for the angle.
Developed By: Mandy Michael
Created: MAY 01, 2017

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Complex Text Shadow Examples using CSS

Complex Text Shadow Examples using CSS
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Stuff used: CSS, HTML
Developed By: Chris Coyier
Created: JULY 10, 2012

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CSS 3D-Text with Text-Shadow

CSS 3D-Text with Text-Shadow
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Nice looking text-effect using CSS 3 text-shadow and rgba-values.
Developed By: Daniel Riemer
Created: DECEMBER 29, 2012

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Eye catching intro text

Eye catching intro text
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Playing with lettering.js plugin and CSS Animation to create eye catching intro text.
Developed By: Tiffany Rayside
Created: MAY 14, 2014

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Collection of CSS text-shadow and pattern effects

Collection of CSS text-shadow and pattern effects
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This pen experiments with some simple text effects you can create using text-shadow and hover transitions. I’ve also played around with creating a patterned hover text effect, mixing those effects with a bit of SVG.
Developed By: Ashley Nolan
Created: JANUARY 19, 2015

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Text Transform effect

Text Transform effect
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This script generate text Transform effect. Stuff used: CSS, HTML, JavaScript
Developed By: Ellgine
Created: JULY 21, 2015

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Stylish CSS3 text-shadow

Stylish CSS3 text-shadow
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Drew some inspiration from another post on here, had some fun with text-shadow. Stuff used: CSS, HTML
Developed By: Tommy McDonald
Created: FEBRUARY 14, 2013

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Exploding Text

Exploding Text
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Velocity and break.js. Stuff used: CSS, HTML, JavaScript
Developed By: Joseph Martucci
Created: SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

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GSAP Split Text Animation

GSAP Split Text Animation
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Stuff used: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Greensock
Developed By: Nate Wiley
Created: JULY 24, 2015

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CSS Fade text Effect

CSS Fade text Effect
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Fading text in/out screen view when scrolling. Stuff used: CSS, HTML
Developed By: Teo Dragovic
Created: SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

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CSS & SVG fire background text Effect

CSS & SVG fire background text Effect
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Text Effect in Html and Css
Developed By: Noor AL-Hassan
Created: FEBRUARY 22, 2015

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Webkit background clip text CSS effect

Webkit background clip text CSS effect
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Use -webkit-background-clip: text and -webkit-fill-text-color : transparent to apply a background to a text on webkit browser.
Developed By: Jintos
Created: NOVEMBER 04, 2014

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Blur & Transform Text

Blur & Transform Text
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Text animation with blur and transform. Stuff used: JavaScript, CSS, HTML
Developed By: Eric Grucza
Created: JULY 20, 2016

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SVG Text: Animated Typing

SVG Text: Animated Typing
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Stuff used: SVG Text
Developed By: Tiffany Rayside
Created: FEBRUARY 12, 2015

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Realistic Text Effect

Realistic Text Effect
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Simple version of Realistic Text Effect, to explain how it works.
Developed By: Lucas Bebber
Created: JUNE 17, 2015

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One line of Text Different Color

One line of Text Different Color
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Matching line-heights, gradient stops, and clipped text.
Developed By: Chris Coyier
Created: JANUARY 15, 2015

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Typing Text with Javascript

Typing Text with Javascript
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Developed By: Max
Created: MAY 19, 2014

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CSS Animated Fire Text-Shadow

CSS Animated Fire Text-Shadow
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Developed By: Antti Nyman
Created: MARCH 22, 2013

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Pure CSS Text Reveal

Pure CSS Text Reveal
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A pure css Text Reveal Block
Developed By: Mattia Astorino
Created: DECEMBER 23, 2016

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Pure CSS 3D Typography

Pure CSS 3D Typography
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Renders best in Chrome. This technique does work in Firefox, but text stroke is not supported.
Developed By: Noah Blon
Created: JULY 01, 2014

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Dynamic 3D confetti text

dynamic 3D confetti text
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Developed By: Rachel Smith
Created: SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

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Text animation path

Text animation path
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Developed By: LegoMushroom
Created: APRIL 15, 2014

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Mega Shadow Text

Mega Shadow Text
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It's like text-shadow on steroids
Developed By: Bennett Feely
Created: DECEMBER 10, 2012

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Typing text transition

typing text transition
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Having a bit of fun with GSAP and SVG. The rainbow color scheme being used here.
Developed By: Rachel Smith
Created: OCTOBER 07, 2017

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Text fade-in effect on scroll

Text fade-in effect
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Scrappy implementation of a text fade-in effect using lining.js
Developed By: Riley Shaw
Created: NOVEMBER 08, 2014

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CSS3 Mouse hover text effect

CSS3 Mouse hover text effect
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Using css3 to create the text effect light
Developed By: Max Nguyen
Created: OCTOBER 14, 2013

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Title Text Animation

Title Text Animation
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Title Text Animation with GSAP, TimelineMax
Developed By: Robin Treur
Created: APRIL 02, 2016

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Auto generate circular text

Emblem - Auto generate circular text
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Tiny JS lib to generate a text emblem
Developed By: George Hastings
Created: AUGUST 29, 2016

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CSS Text animation

CSS Text animation
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Text animation with pure css using @keyframes rules
Developed By: Mamun Khandaker
Created: JANUARY 29, 2017

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JS/CSS3 Jittery text effect

JS/CSS3 Jittery text effect.
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Javascript is there to randomize (delay) animations on each letter.
Developed By: ZeroSpree
Created: JUNE 07, 2014

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CSS and jQuery swinging text

CSS and jQuery swinging text
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Swinging text effect
Developed By: Mladen Stanojevic
Created: JULY 29, 2014

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CSS Glitch text on mouse over with image background

CSS Glitch text with image background
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Developed By: Marcel Legane
Created: FEBRUARY 01, 2016

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Animating SVG text

Animating SVG text
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Developed By: Fabio Ottaviani
Created: SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

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CSS & jQuery Bubbling Text Effect

CSS & jQuery Bubbling Text Effect
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A jQuery powered example of how you can create a bubbling effect on a HTML heading. The bubbles appear as though they're coming from behind the text, and then fade out and are removed.
Developed By: html5andblog
Created: APRIL 30, 2016

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Random Text Shuffle

Random Text Shuffle
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Developed By: Sascha Sigl
Created: NOVEMBER 13, 2016

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CSS Text Shadow Compilation

CSS Text Shadow Compilation
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20-something unique examples of text shadows in CSS, from the beautiful to the bizarre to the "do you still use comic sans, too?" type stuff. edit: added Art Deco & Spooky
Developed By: emma
Created: JULY 26, 2013

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CSS Filling text effect

CSS Filling text effect
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filling text effect, loading text with css methods background clip, clip rect and pseudo elements.
Developed By: Vangel Tzo
Created: FEBRUARY 03, 2015

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