Trendy CSS text effects of 2021
In modern web design, typography is also treated as a part of the design. Typography based designs not only make the websites minimal but also present the contents elegantly to the users. When you add animation effects to these beautiful fonts they look lively. In the digital age, font developers make many beautiful fonts that help us clearly express the message. But still, raw text is a half baked feature, adding CSS text effects to the texts make the design complete. You can either keep the effects as autoloading or you can make it triggered based action. No matter what type of text effect you are interested in, we have collected some of the cool text effects to spice up your web and application contents.
Major/Frequently used CSS text effects
We covered all major CSS text effects used in modern web and app designing. Here are the few types —
- CSS Text Shadow Effects
- CSS Glow Text Effects
- CSS 3D Text Effects
- CSS Text Glitch Effects
- CSS text typing effect
- CSS text hover effects
Lot more creative CSS text effects are also there on this list. So check all effects and pick the right one for you.
Fancy CSS Text-Shadow Effect
As the name implies this CSS text effect uses shadow concepts to deliver an authentic experience. The creator has handled the depth and lights smartly in this design so that users can feel the texts extruding from the screen when they hover over the text. Though the default hover effect is simple, it manages to get the user’s attention. If you want to make the shadow and depth effect even more evident, try to use a contrast color combination. Since the code script is simple, it has plenty of room to try new custom effects and colors.
Interactive CSS Text Animation Effect
Those who are looking for an interactive CSS text animation effect will love this example. The creator has not only given loading animation but also let the user click and play with the texts. CSS text effects like this will come in handy while designing a unique landing page or an error page.
The creator has shared this CSS text animation effects code script on CodePen. Therefore, you can utilize the code easily in your design. Plus, you can edit and visualize the results in the editor before taking it to your project.
3D CSS Text Animation
3D animations are one of the latest trends in modern web design. If you also want to incorporate 3D design in the form of CSS text effect, this code snippet might come in handy for you.
The creator has used floating effects to let the audience fully feel the 3D text. Since the entire design is made using the CSS3 and HTML5 script, it can be handled easily. Plus, can add new custom effects into the design without any issues. The default design can be used as section highlighters and page loaders.
Terminal Text Effect
Terminal text effect gives a normal text typing effect. If you are making a personal website for a freelancer or creative startup website, this effect gives a quick intro of you and your services. Rather than just listing your services, presenting them engagingly like this will get user’s eye. The typing speed is quick and smooth so that the user can read all the entries without spending much time. And also ample amount of timing is given for the effect to complete so the user can read the contents. The complete code structure is shared with you with which you can alter the effects and see based on your contents.
You get a text rotating animation effect in this example. If you wish to give an interactive intro about you or your product with texts, this animation effect will come in handy for you. The advantage with this design is it doesn’t take much screen space and you can easily resize it based on your text length. The text rotating effect is smooth and clean so that the user can feel the text rotating effect. As this effect is made purely using the CSS3 and HTML5 script, you can easily use this code in modern websites without any issues.
As the name implies, the creator has used irregular curly line fonts in this text effect. Because of the animation, the squiggly text gives a ghost-like text effect that we might have seen in retro movies. The whole animation is made using the latest CSS script so that the animations are smoother. Along with the animation, the creator has also added to the function to edit the text directly. If you are looking for interactive text effects to keep your audience engaged, effects like this might come in handy for you. Since the code script is simple and light, you can utilize this code even on an existing website or application.
Text Scramble Effect
Scrolling Letters Animation
In this example, the creator has coupled the Text Scramble Effect mentioned above with the scroll action. When you scroll through the slider or the pages, the text changes randomly to show the name of the corresponding page/slide. Five types of effects are given in this pack, and all five of them follow the text scrambling concept. Animations are smooth and fluid so that users won’t get annoyed by the continuous text changing effect. The code snippet for all animation effects is given as a downloadable file; hence, the developers can easily utilize the code.
Morphing Gooey Text Hover Effect
This one is a unique text effect in this CSS text effects collection. When you hover over the texts, texts are gently morphed to show different text related to the word. For example, if you hover over the name John Doe, it will be gently morphed to show his position as Developer. Three different concepts are given in this pack, and each one of them is unique. If you are making any creative website or an agency website, text effects like this will go well with the overall look of the website. The creator has given you the entire code script used in this design so that you can easily add the custom features and changes you want in this design.
Simple CSS Text Animation
The above-mentioned text effect is simple and takes at the end of the line. In this design, the text rotates at the center of the paragraph. The default design makes it a perfect fit for eCommerce websites. Different colors are used for different text in the animation so that the user can easily witness the new texts. Like the previous design, this one is also made mostly using the CSS3 script. Hence, you can utilize this code and can customize it easily based on your needs. As the code is shared in the CodePen editor, you can visualize the customization results before using it on your website or application.
Text Trail Effect
If you are looking for CSS text effects to use in your sliders, this example might inspire you. As the name implies, the creator has used a trail effect for the texts. Mostly vertical trail effects are used in this example and it looks beautiful. The creator has used the time interval properly in the animation so that the trail effect looks elegant and eye-catching. Plus, the smooth and swift animation doesn’t take much time to load. Five types of text trail effects are given in this example and all of them have the same design quality. In the download file, you get the code script for all five CSS text effects, so you can easily utilize the code in your project.
Text Styles and Hover Effects
Most CSS text effects are triggered by the hover action. Even though we made the important texts bolder and bigger, adding animation effects to it make the design livelier. In this example, we get nearly twelve CSS text effects. All twelve effects are smooth and neat, so you can use them on any professional website without any hesitation. The creator has made the code script simple and neat so that the developers can easily edit and use the code script on their project. Along with the animation effects, the creator has also used different text styles in this design to help you give a better design inspiration.
Handwritten SVG Text Animation
This is one of the most commonly used CSS text animations. The modern fonts have evolved a lot in the past few years. With the help of strong and flexible modern frameworks, the developers were able to create interesting fonts that were only seen in calligraphy sheets. Since this example used a cursive font, the creator used a handwritten style animation effect. CSS text effects like this will help you make impressive personal websites and influencer websites. These types of effects can also be used in about page to give a personal touch to the webpage.
Shattering Text Animation
Text Animation: Montserrat
This one is a pure CSS text effect example. Just like the code, the animation effect is also kept simple and neat. Dotted lines and colors give a fresh look to the design. In the default design, the creator has used smooth and slow-moving animation effects, which gives a pleasing look to the text. Since this design is made using the CSS3 script, it can handle all modern colors and fonts. By making a few changes to the design, you can use your own texts and use them on your website.
Handwriting: SVG animation
Animated Text Fill
Animated text fill is another purely CSS based text effect. You can use this effect on the homepage header sections and for important contents on the landing page. Though the animation effect is simple, it manages to get user attention easily. In the default design, the developer has used an orange color scheme, but you can even use a gradient color scheme to spice up the design. As it uses the latest CSS3 script, it supports all modern colors.
Flickering Light Text Effect
Some time we no need to make big complicated effects to convey our idea, a simple gesture or sign will do. If your business always finds simple yet effective solutions for major day to day life issues, text effects like this suit better for you. As the name implies this effect includes a flickering light for one of the characters in a word. The effect is clean and simple so that you can use it in all types of professional and personal website. Latest HTML5 and CSS3 frameworks are used in this design. The best part is the effect purely uses CSS framework. As a result, you get a light-weight and easy to use element for your website design.
3D Cuboid Text Effect
This another multifaceted text effect like the Terminal text effect mentioned above. You can use this text effects in all types of conventional website. Texts are made bold and big to make readability easier. Effects are also smooth and clean without any lag with which you can give an impressive quick intro to your business. In the demo, the whole texts use cuboid effect. But you have well-written content, you can use the effect for a single word alone to give a rhyming effect. The whole code structure is shared with you directly for a better hands-on experience, you can check the info link.
In/out Of Focus Text Effect
This text effect can be used in website content and also in page load animation. Since the effect used in this design is simple and minimal you can use it any part of your website. As the name implies this one uses in and out of focus text effect. The best part about this text effects is designed purely using CSS. Hence, you can use this text even on your existing website. By making a few customizations you can easily use this text effect on any website. As most of the modern website uses CSS3 framework, using this effect won’t be an issue.
Bubbling Text Effect
This is a static text effect which won’t take much space. From the name itself, you can infer that it uses bubbles in its effect. If your business is related to the aquarium or any other business related to it, this effects suits you better. As the effects are very minimal you can use it on your logo to give an impressive presentation. Rather than simply putting your logo on a corner of your website, you can use elements like this to make your brand stand in your audience memory. If you are using a text-based logo, this effect gives life to your design. Speaking of the logo, take a look at our logo mockup collection to present your logo design elegantly to your audience or client.
Shatter Text Effect
Shatter Text Effect is an interactive effect which works when the user hovers over the text. Since typography is also treated as a part of the modern web design, using effects like this will help you impress the users. This one is also a purely CSS based text effects so integrating and using it in your web design won’t be an issue. The CSS3 framework makes the effects smooth and clean. But still, you have to do a few optimizations to make it properly working in all famous web browsers. If you are looking for simple and elegant website templates with effects like this pre-built in them, take a look at our free simple website templates collection.
GSAP Text Animation
Mystique Text Effect
The developer of this effect has used neon light design as you have seen in store signboards. Using neon lights are a part of the creative sign board designs to get user attention. If you are making a website filled with realistic images of your store, using text effects like this will add life to your website. This effects also suits for small store business websites which totally relies on local customers and local SEO. Speaking of sign boards, take a look at our signboard mockups to present your store name design digitally with photorealistic images. This minimal text effect is designed purely using HTML and CSS.
The text effects are not only used as a decorative element but they are also used as a medium to express your business. The Hello! text effect indirectly shows many businesses. You can use this effects for a location-based services website, location directory websites and event websites. If you add colors and change the elements, you can use this effect for a floral website and a farm website. As we humans have very less attention span of eight seconds, our effort must grab user’s attention within a second. Creative yet effective animations like this will get you a good response from your audience.
Text Line Animation
Many websites try to keep their users engaged by providing useful tools and fun elements. The developer of this animation has given you the choice to enter the texts and it will be shown in the bubble galaxy. If you ever struck a Google page without internet, you can play with the dinosaur. Same fun element is used in this text effects as well. You can use this effects in your under construction page or maintenance page to keep the users engaged still your site is back online. The creator of this dynamic text effect has shared the coding directly with you. You can have your hands-on experience with it to get a better idea.
Animating SVG Text
Onion Skinning Text Morphing
Onion Skinning Text Morphing, as the name implies the effects show the peeling trace of the text. This cool text effect can also be used as a page load animation. The proper color combination and balanced animation effect make this text effect elegant. In the coding, the developer has clearly mentioned the stroke, timing, and texts. Check out the info link to clearly see the complete coding used in this text effect. Remember that this is just an inspiration, you have to work with the code manually to optimize it for your website or application.
Scrolling is one of the most common gestures used on both computers and smartphones. Combining your effects with scrolling action will make your website or application more engaging to the users. If you are making a design agency website or photography website with interactive scroll effect, text effects like this suits for your agency or studio intro. In the default demo, the texts expand to give the full company name as you scroll. By keeping this text effect as a base you can add your own creativity to make it more compelling for your audience. Overall this Letter effect is creative and practically applicable text effect.
SVG Text Animation
SVG text animation is another funkier looking cool text effect. The colorful and vibrant text effect makes this text animation a perfect option for kids website and gaming website. The continuity and the flow of the animation on the text gives a professional finish to the effect. Different colors are used in this text effect. If you have your own brand color, you can use it here in the effect to clearly brand your website. Based on the fonts you use, you can change the text effects. Complete code script used for this text script is shared with you; using it you can customize the text effect in the way you want.
Shaded Text effect is almost similar to the Animating SVG text effect mentioned above. The only difference is the effect appears when the user hovers over the text. On the handwritten like cursive letters, the effects look attractive. The developer of this text effect has kept it sleek and quick which will get user attention easily. Extruded texts give an embossed three-dimensional look to the letters. All you have to do is to add your content and pick the color scheme you want. This is another pure CSS based text effect which can be used easily on your existing website.
Shadow Parallax is another interactive text effect like the Shaded Text mentioned above. From the name itself you can infer that the creator of this effects has played with the shadows. With the latest HTML5 and CSS3 framework, creative minds can play effectively with shadows and depth effect. The creator of this design has incorporated cursor movement along with the shadows to make it more effective. Not only the shadows but also few words move along with the shadows. The simple nature of this text effect makes it a perfect option for all types of header design in websites and landing pages.
Text Color Draw
Text color draw is a funky looking attractive text effect. The falling texts with color shifts get user attention as soon as they land on your website. Storytelling is no more content only work, combining the well-written contents with impressive effects will give you even better results. Based on the tone of the content and nature of your business, these CSS text effects help you to easily relate to the audience. Text color draw is one such effect which will give an impressive text intro. The creator of this design has given you both the text in and out animations so you get a better idea before using it on your website.
GSAP Text Reveal Animation
GSAP Text Reveal Animation is a minimal text effect which can be used on any website. You might have seen this effect already in many modern websites with a conventional design. The sleek animation effect and simple design make it easily blend in any website environment. You can even use this effect in your existing website. As these CSS text effects take very small space, adding it to a website won’t be an issue. The creator of this effect has shared the coding script directly with you, take a look at it before adding it on your website.
Silent Movie Text Effect
Silent Movie Text Effect is a classic one with a retro style. As the name implies, you have an old movie text card effect with shaky film roll and lines. If you are designing an entertainment website you can use this effect to highlight important contents. Another best thing about this effect is the creator has made this purely using HTML5 and CSS3. Hence, you get a fluid animation effect with light coding script. As a result, you get an easy loading impressive CSS text effects design example. The code script is shared in the Codepen editor so you can witness the customizations as you make them.