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Lightings and glow effects always set the right ambiance to your website or application. You can easily draw user attention to the required spots without making the elements look odd. For example in a yoga studio website, you get light soothing colors and gently glowing elements to give a relaxed feeling to the user. On the other hand, in an event or party website, you have bright glowing elements on a dark background to set the party mood. From the elements on the web pages to the loading animations, there are plenty of beautiful glowing effects. Many creative minds have used this glowing effect to make their elements and designs unique. In this list, we collected some unique-looking CSS glow effects that will add dimension to your design.

CSS Glow Border Effect

CSS glow border

As the name implies, you get CSS glow effects for the borders. Three different glow border effects are given in this pack. The creator has used the depth and glow effects smartly in all three concepts to deliver an immersive user experience. And the best part is the whole design is made purely using the CSS3 script. Hence, you can try any modern colors and gradient color schemes to make the glow effects fit your designs.

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CSS Button Glow Effect

glowing button CSS

This CSS button glow effect will help you highlight the important call-to-action button from the others. The creator has used radion green color in the default design, which looks polarizing and also easily manages to get the user’s attention. Glow and blink effects are combined smartly so that the end result looks visually appealing to the audience. Three types of buttons and glow effects are given in this pack; each of them is compact and easy to use.

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CSS Glow Effect on Hover

CSS text glow effect on hover

Those who are looking for a CSS glow effect on hover to make your texts stand out from other elements will love this concept. The creator has used the neon glow effect concept to give it a more authentic look, and it works well. Six glow effect variations are there in this pack, and all of them work properly. Since the whole concept is made using the CSS3 and HTML5 scripts, you can utilize this code on any part of your websites and applications.

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CSS Text Glow Animation


CSS text glow animationThis one is also an example of CSS text glow animation, but this one has a constantly glowing text animation. Modern fonts are more realistic and add a new dimension to the design; when you combine fresh animations to these modern font texts, the end result will be astonishing. CSS glow effects are one of the best and most commonly used text animations. This example gives you neon-like text animations. The code scripts are shared with you on the CodePen editor so that you can clearly understand the code before using it on your project.

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Card Outer Glow Effect

css glow effect for cards

Card elements are always the best options to present the content in a bite-size format that is easy to digest. If you are planning to make the card elements even more appealing to the audience, you can use glow effects on the cards. In this example, glow effects are smartly used to highlight the selected cards; gradient colors and glow effects make this design even more attractive. The same gradient color is used for all the cards in the default design. You can try different colors if you want. For example, you can use gradient colors for the android card. Since the whole design uses the CSS script, it can effortlessly handle all modern colors. For more interactive card designs like this, take a look at our bootstrap card design collection.

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Social Media Icons Neon CSS Glow Effect

social media icon glow effect

You don’t have to try a totally different design concept to make your design unique. Sometimes adding a few interesting elements will make your design stand out from the crowd. In this example, the creator has used the glow effect to spice up the simple social media icons. Since it is a concept model, the creator has kept the glow effects simple. You can make the glow effect even more intense and vibrant if you want. For example, you make the background glow effect rotate or can add a color-changing effect when the user hovers over the social media icons.

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Gradient Glow Letter

CSS glow design element

This glow effect concept can be used as a design element. The two-step progressive glow effects might give a realistic look, but you can make it glow fully as soon as the user hovers over it. Though it is a concept model, the attention to details in this design is good. For example, the reflections on the virtual background wall also brighten when the letter glows. The creator has given you a proper working concept; you can take this design, tweak it as per your needs, and make it even more meaningful.

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Glowing Pulse Form


The creator has used the glowing effect for input boxes. We have seen many input box designs and animation effects in a separate post. A glowing effect is one of the most effective ways to notify the user in which field they are adding their detail. As you can see the boxes not only glows but also blinks in a periodical interval. This blinking effect will be useful when users resume their work after a break. Another advantage of this design is it is made purely using the CSS3 script. Hence, you can add your own color scheme and adjust the animation effects as per your design requirement.

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Glow Button

glowing button with vibrant colors

As the name implies, the creator has used the glow effect for call-to-action buttons. The modern CSS script gives a realistic look to the button. Bright material color is used for the button to make the glow effect even more evident and attractive. Since most designers prefer to use bright colored buttons for important buttons on landing pages, the default design can be used. The code script is simple; you can edit it on the editor and visualize it before using it on your website/application. Because of the simple nature of the code, you can easily incorporate the design even on your existing website.

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Simple Glow Effect

glowing effect for radion buttons

A radio button uses the glow effect in this example. In our bootstrap radio button design collection, we have shown different animated radio button designs. This one is very simple, and the creator has easily managed to get user attention using the subtle glow effect. Because of the radiant green color and the blinking effect, the glow effect in this design looks even more evident. The whole design is made using the latest CSS script, allowing you more freedom to add any custom features/effects you want. The radio button in this design is very simple and compact, so you can use it on any part of your websites and forms without any hitch.

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Glow Button

simple hover activated glow button

This one is also a button glow effect example, but this one uses a different type of glow effect. Instead of illuminating the entire button, the creator has made some parts of the button to glow based on the cursor movement. Because of the dull color scheme, the glow effect is not noticeable. Once you use contrast colors for the hover effects and the button, the glow effect will look attractive on this concept. Since this example uses some dynamic actions, the creator has used a few lines of Javascript. The entire code script is shared with you on the CodePen editor. You can trim the code per your requirements and visualize the results on the CodePen editor itself.

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Glow Flicker

neon board glow effect

This code snippet will help you create a realistic virtual neon signboard. To make the neon board effect even more appealing, the creator has used a flicker effect along with the glow effect. The flicker effect is timed perfectly in this design so that it is not obtrusive, and users can see the texts even when they flicker. Like most other CSS glow effects examples in this list, this one is also designed purely using the latest CSS script. You can easily handle the code and tune it according to your design needs.

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Neon Text Flicker Glow

neon light effect

Neon text flicker glow is also another neon board glowing text concept, but this design uses a different flicker effect and the glow effect. The flickering happens only once, just like when you switch on the lights for the first time, and the text remains undisturbed. If you want the flicker effect to happen only once during loading, this code script will help you. To make the effect look natural, the creator has used a few lines of javascript along with the CSS script.

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Hover Glow Effect


One of the most common areas where glow effects are used is hover animations. Even though there are several interactive hover effects, glowing animations are subtle and effective. On the dark background, the glow effect looks very attractive. The CSS glow effects in this design are solely made using the CSS3 script. Hence you can use this code even on your existing website. The only flaw in this example is the glow effect stops after a few seconds even if you still have your cursor on the element. Apart from this small issue, which of course can be fixed easily, this design is a good choice.

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SVG + GSAP Glowing Jump Loader


The developer has used a glowing effect in the page loader animation. Loading animation is where we can be creative or simply use the old circular loader. The developer has added details to the effect so you will get a surreal experience. For example, the water ripple effect when the loader jumps. As the name implies the developer has used SVG elements in this example, which gives you the flexibility to adjust the elements as per your requirement. To give you this buttery smooth glowing loader animation, the developer has used CSS3 and Javascript framework.

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Hover Glow Buttons

simple and applicable glow effect

The buttons are one of the most common places where the CSS glow effects are used. It clearly shows that the glowing button is different from other buttons on the web page. In this example, the creator has used a glow effect for the hover action. Like all other CSS glow effects example, this one also uses a dark theme to make the glow effect evident for the users. In this glow effect, only the icons and the button borders are illuminated so that the user can see what option or icon they are choosing.

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Tapered Glow Progress Bar

glow effects for progress bars

Using glow effects on the progress bar is a nice idea. If you plan to make the skill sections stand out on your resume page or your personal website, design concepts like this will be a good choice. Since it is a concept model, the creator has kept the CSS glow effects simple on the progress bar. You can change the progress bar design and the glow effect based on your design needs. Like most other CSS glow effects examples in this list, this one is also made using the CSS3 script. Hence, it can handle modern colors and effects easily.

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Gradient Color Button With Hover Glow

gradient glow button

Gradient colors itself make an element unique from others on a web page. But if you like to make the element even more special, you can add CSS glow effects. In this example, the creator has used a glow effect on the gradient button, when the user hovers over the button. The beauty is the gradient color glows perfectly no matter how many colors you use on the button. The entire design is made using the CSS3 script, hence you can easily edit the code as per your design needs. You can edit and visualize the results in the CodePen editor itself, so you can get a clear idea of the design before using it on your website or project.

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Neon Glow Letters

neon glow effect

The modern web development frameworks help us to combine graphical elements and images to give an authentic experience to the users. In this CSS glow effects example, the creator has used neo style glow effects for the letters. If you are making an interactive restaurant, food truck or other such websites, elements like this will give a new dimension to your website. Since it is a concept model, the creator has kept the neo effect simple. But, you can edit the code to change the font style and the glow effect in the way you want.

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Simple Glow Effect

Simple Glow Effect

Radio buttons are there in the UI design for a very long time. Many modern designers use toggles instead of radio buttons. But still, there are certain places where you need to use radio buttons. If you like to do something different from the usual radio button, this glowing radio button will impress you. The subtle nature of this design makes it fit in any part of the website and forms. Using elements like this in your form will make your forms interactive to the users. Mostly CSS3 script is used in this design, hence you can use this design easily in your project.

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Glow Buttons With CSS


Call to action buttons are mostly to highlight and show the important links. Though the buttons are different from other CSS links, still making it unique will get the user attention easily. This glowing CSS button will help you make your buttons unique from the rest of the web elements. The color used for the glowing effect in the default design is not that evident. But, you can easily change the colors and make the button more attractive. Since this design uses the CSS3 script, you have the option to use gradient colors. Look at our CSS gradient button design collection for more appealing designs.

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Infinity Loader Without SVG


This is another loader animation with a glowing effect. You can understand from the name that this one doesn’t use SVG elements. The given loader animation is simple and can be used for any website or application. HTML5 and CSS3 scripts are used effectively to make this design. The design and the code structure are also made simple for easier customization.

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D3 Progress Donut Chart With Glow Effect


Animated charts are used widely among applications and websites to show the stats engagingly to the users. In many personal websites, you can see animated stats counter to show the experience and skill level. If you wish to use glow effect for your animated donut chart, this is the best option. In the default design, the developer has shown different values. But, you can change it to a single value and let the chart move gradually. For a smoother effect, the developer has used CSS3 and Javascript in this design. Proper handling of code script will make the developer’s job easier.

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Glowing Spinner


This is also a glowing spinner animation effect. In this design, you get a glowing line move in a square pattern. The default effect is smooth and clean. Though the original design is made for loading animation, you can also use it for other purposes. Modern web design uses illustrative designs and custom animations to present content engagingly to the users. Elements like this will come in handy for you on many occasions. Another advantage with this design is it is purely made using the CSS3 script. Hence you can easily adjust and use the code in your website.

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Neon Loading Circle


Neon Loading Circle is a dual-purpose glowing element. You can use this design for loaders and for charts. Just like in the Donut Chart With Glow Effect mentioned above, you can use this to show the percentage of your skill level. The developer has mostly used Javascript to make this design and a few lines of CSS3 code to refine the result. To make the progress bar even more attractive, the creator has used a different color for different percentage range. Elements like this can also be used in test tools to show the results.

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Glowing Enter Button


Glowing Enter Button is a retro style glowing button. But don’t worry can easily convert it to a modern design. All you have to do is to adjust the default color scheme used in this design. The button’s border continuously glows to get user attention. Many designers use border animation to highlight the important elements from the rest of the elements. We have made a separate post for CSS border animation effects, take a look at it for more design inspirations. The developer of this design has kept the code base really simple so that you can use other effects on them.

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Retro Blink


Retro blink will be a perfect option for text input design. The developer has used glowing effects for the texts and the cursor. Since it is a concept design, the developer didn’t make it as a dynamic tool. But you can work on the code to make it as a fully functional tool. From the code script itself, you can understand that the developer has mostly used CSS3 script. Based on the code structure you follow you can trim the code. As the developer has shared the code in the CodePen editor, you can visualize the result before using the code in your project.

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Neon Text-Shadow Effect


The developer has given you a set of glowing digital signboards in this example. If you like to add neon light decorative elements to your website, this one will impress you. The developer has given you both the blinking and constantly glowing effect in this set. Nearly nine design variants are given in this set. Based on your design need, pick one and start editing it. The developer has used CSS3 and Javascript frameworks to create a realistic effect. As the modern fonts are very expressive you can use your own fonts to make your own unique digital neon-light signboards.

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Pure CSS Button Hover Glow Effect


This is another glowing hover effect used for the call to action buttons. In this design, the developer has used border animation for the call to action buttons. With the gradient colors, the glowing effect looks even more attractive. If you wish to use surprising elements on your website to awe-struck your visitors, effects like this will come in handy. The whole glow effect is designed purely using the CSS3 script, which makes this design easily useable. Just copy the code and use it on your existing website. As all the animation happens on the button’s border, you don’t have to adjust other elements on your web page.

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Glowing 3D Bars


Range sliders are interactive UI elements that make your website or application easy to use. We have made a separate post pst for CSS range sliders, which has many interactive designs. In this example, the developer has given us glowing three-dimensional bars. You can see a toggle button at the top of the bars to change the background. On the dark background, the glowing effects can be seen clearly. To give you a clear idea, the developer has used constantly changing range value in the demo. But you can easily fix this and make it as a dynamic tool to get input detail.

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G L O W is a glowing background design pattern. If you are bored by using the same old static patterns in your design, this example will impress you. After developing CSS3 and HTML5, developers are using them to create interactive background patterns. The G L O W is one such interactive background pattern. You can zoom in and go inside the glowing atom globe or enjoy the glowing globe as it is. For more interactive animated characters and elements, look at our threejs design collection. To make this design, the developer has mostly used the Javascript and a few lines of CSS3 script to refine the design.

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Glow Effects By Maryam


The developer Maryam has given us glowing loader effect. We have seen several loading animations before in this list, well, this one is quite simple. It is almost similar to the Google loading animation. The colorful glowing dots brightens and grows one by one, which gives a neat visual treat. Just like the design, the code script of this example is also kept simple. The developer has only used CSS3 script to make this design. As a uni-code design, other developers can easily work with this design and use this even in on their existing websites.

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Spinner With Glowing Gooey Effect


In this animation, the developer has used glowing water droplets to move smoothly across the circles. The animation is fluid so the user will have a great experience with this animation. In the code script, you can see that the developer has given proper comments. These notes will help you understand the code better if you are a beginner. Even in the CSS3 script, the developer has clearly mentioned the classes and the elements. Using this code will be an easy job for all types of developers. You can use this code in your project by making a few adjustments.

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Flickering Neon Sign Effect


This one is another digital neon signboard, which you can use in your website and applications. The developer has made this flickering neon sign effect purely using the CSS3 script. By properly handling the CSS3 tags, the developer has given us a realistic neon signboard experience. If you are planning a storytelling design for your shop or restaurant, elements like this will come in handy for you.

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Neon Flux


Neon Flux is another flashing neon light signboard which gently flashes in a periodical interval. In the default design, the designer has used an orange and blue light glow effects. Based on your design, you can easily change the color scheme of this glowing neon signboard. This template uses the latest CSS3 script and supports all modern colors and gradient color schemes. Just like the Flickering neon sign effect mentioned above, this one also designed purely using the CSS3 script. Handling this uni-code design will be an easy job for the developers.

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All the previous Neon CSS glow effects are designed like digital signboards, but this one is different. The designer has treated the neon glow effect as a text effect. If you wish to highlight the important text content on your creative website, this design will be a good option. In the default design, you get cursive style font, but you can use your own fonts. Customizing this code snippet will be an easy job. Since it is a CSS3 based design it supports all modern colors and animation effects.

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  1. Can you please teach me how to use this on divi wordpress theme?


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