30+ CSS Glow Effects ( Free Demo + Code)

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GLOW EFFECT

If you are searching for the most trendy collection of CSS glow effects, you’re in luck! In this compilation, we curated the best collection of free HTML and CSS code with examples that show the usage of glow effects. All the code and examples in this collection have been gathered from reputable sources such as CodePen, GitHub, and other valuable sites.

CSS glow effects are used to create a luminous or glowing appearance on any element of a webpage. CSS glow effects are a visual styling technique that allows web designers to set blur radius, spread radius, color, and other properties to create a glow effect around text, images, buttons, or backgrounds on a webpage. Each example is easy to customize; you can control the size, color, and intensity of the glow and add attractiveness and beauty to the webpage.

The CSS glow effect is popular among web designers and developers as it gives a complete aesthetic to web elements to take their projects to the next level and enhances the visual appeal and dynamics of the website.

So, without any further delay, let’s check out our latest collection of CSS glow effects, get creative ideas for your next upcoming web project, and captivate your audience.

01. Image glow effect using background

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Image glow effect using background
by Ward Larson (@whoiswardlarson)
on CodePen.

Author: Ward Larson @whoiswardlarson
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 15, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

02. Button Pulse

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Button Pulse
by A S P (@asp)
on CodePen.

Author: A S P @asp
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 14, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

03. Voice

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#Codevember 2: Voice
by Abdullah Türkmen (@abdullahturkmen)
on CodePen.

Author: Abdullah Türkmen @abdullahturkmen
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 04, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

04. Glow Effect

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Glow Effects
by Maryam (@maryamali)
on CodePen.

Author: Maryam @maryamali
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: December 03, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS

05. Neon Glow

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Neon Glow
by Felix Rilling (@FelixRilling)
on CodePen.


Author: Felix Rilling @FelixRilling
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 01, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

06. Gradient Glow Letter

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Gradient Glow Letter
by Sathya (@sathyaram)
on CodePen.

Author: Sathya @sathyaram
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 02, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

07. Glowing Enter Button

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Glowing Enter Button
by Jordan Craig (@JieeHD)
on CodePen.

Author: Jordan Craig @JieeHD
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 15, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

08. Simple Glow Effect

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Simple Glow Effect
by Raúl Hernández M. (@raulghm)
on CodePen.

Author: Raúl Hernández M. @raulghm
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 25, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

09. Glowing Translucent Marble

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Glowing Translucent Marble
by Will Boyd (@lonekorean)
on CodePen.

Author: Will Boyd @lonekorean
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 28, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

10. Glow Flicker

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Glow Flicker
by Kevin (@KevinOgden)
on CodePen.

Author: Kevin @KevinOgden
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 12, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS

11. 3D Glowing Keyboard (HTML & CSS)

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3D Glowing Keyboard (HTML & CSS)
by Tanya (@TANYA182001)
on CodePen.

Author: Tanya @TANYA182001
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 24, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

12. Neon Shadow Demo

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Neon Shadow Demo
by Oscar-Jite (@oscar-jite)
on CodePen.

Author: Oscar-Jite @oscar-jite
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 21, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS

13. Button Glow

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Button Glow
by Kshitij (@Ks145)
on CodePen.

Author: Kshitij @Ks145
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: Ocotber 15, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

14. Glowing & Responsive Text

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Glowing & Responsive Text
by Riccardo Volpe (@ChemBioScripting)
on CodePen.


Author: Riccardo Volpe @ChemBioScripting
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 05, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

15. Card Outer Glow Effect

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Card Outer GLow Effect
by quangdao (@lincohn)
on CodePen.

Author: quangdao @lincohn
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 14, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS

16. Glowing animated background

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Glowing animated background
by Vikram Sansare (@vikramsansare)
on CodePen.

Author: Vikram Sansare @vikramsansare
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 17, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

17. Social Media Icons Neon CSS Glow Effect

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Social Media Icons Neon Glow Effect On Hover
by Coding Master (@cdng_mstr)
on CodePen.

Author: Coding Master @cdng_mstr
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 28, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

18. Lightbulb Glow

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Lightbulb Glow
by Matt Benson (@MattgyverTV)
on CodePen.


Author: Matt Benson @MattgyverTV
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: Ocotber 11, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS

19. Spinner with Glowing, Gooey Effect

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Spinner with Glowing, Gooey Effect
by Lou (@hostsamurai)
on CodePen.


Author: Lou @hostsamurai
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 16, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS

20. Pure CSS glow board animation

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Pure CSS glow board animation
by Prakhar Thakur (@PrakharThakur)
on CodePen.


Author: Prakhar Thakur @PrakharThakur
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 30, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS

21. Glowing Pulse Form

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Glowing Pulse Form
by Jack Rugile (@jackrugile)
on CodePen.

Author: Jack Rugile @jackrugile
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 08, 2012
Made with: HTML, CSS

22. Neon

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Neon
by Mark Heggan (@markheggan)
on CodePen.

Author: Mark Heggan @markheggan
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 23, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

23. Circles and Stacking

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Circles and Stacking
by Will Boyd (@lonekorean)
on CodePen.

Author: Will Boyd @lonekorean
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 28, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

24. Menu hover glow

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Menu hover glow
by Ashton (@Madbones3)
on CodePen.

Author: Ashton @Madbones3
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 26, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS

25. Glowing Gradient Glassmorphism Card

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Glowing Gradient Glassmorphism Card
by Kodplay (@kodplay)
on CodePen.

Author: Kodplay @kodplay
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 01, 2021
Made with: HTML, CSS

26. Animated Gradient Underglow

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Animated Gradient Underglow
by wojtek (@pugson)
on CodePen.

Author: wojtek @pugson
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 31, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

27. Todrick Triangle – Neon Glow Effect Using CSS Drop Shadows and Clip Paths

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Todrick Triangle – Neon Glow Effect Using CSS Drop Shadows and Clip Paths
by Dave Brogan (@davebrogan)
on CodePen.

Author: Dave Brogan @davebrogan
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 27, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

28. Glowing polygons

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Glowing polygons
by Ana Tudor (@thebabydino)
on CodePen.

Author: Ana Tudor @thebabydino
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 26, 2019
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

29. Neon glow letters

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Neon glow letters
by Val Head (@valhead)
on CodePen.

Author: Val Head @valhead
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 08, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

30. Neon Loading Circle

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Neon Loading Circle
by Max Ruigewaard (@ruigewaard)
on CodePen.

Author: Max Ruigewaard @ruigew
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 12, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS

31. Animated Back Glow

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Animated Back Glow
by George Hastings (@georgehastings)
on CodePen.

Author: George Hastings @georgehastings
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 08, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS