CSS3 Text Effects

March 14, 2015
by Inaam Hussain

Following text effects we can do using CSS3.

List of Text Effects Properties

  • text-shadow
  • word-wrap

 

CSS3 Text Shadow

In CSS3, we can apply shadow to text.

See below image and css code.

 

Text Shadow

Text Shadow

CSS
h2 {
    text-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #FF0000; /* horizontal shadow, the vertical shadow, the blur distance, and the color of the shadow */
}

 

CSS3 Word Wrapping

When we write some text with in content area and if word is too long that doesn’t fit in.

So, by using word-wrap we can easily customize word with in content area.

See below image and css code.

Text Wrapping

Text Wrapping

CSS
p {
    word-wrap: break-word;
}

 

Full HTML & CSS Code

HTML & CSS
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
h2 {
    text-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #FF0000;
}
p.word {
    width: 11em;
    border: 1px solid #000000;
    word-wrap: break-word;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
    <h2>Text-shadow effect!</h2>
    <p><b>Note:</b> Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions, does not support the text-shadow property.</p>
    <p class="word"> This paragraph contains a very long word: thisisaveryveryveryveryveryverylongword. The long word will break and wrap to the next line.</p>
</body>
</html>

 

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