40+ CSS Text Animation Examples

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If you’re willing to enhance visibility, add visual depth, or perhaps uplift the aesthetic appeal of text, you’re in the right place! In this compilation, we are showcasing an extensive compilation of top-tier free HTML and CSS code dedicated to CSS text animation. Gathered from reputable platforms like CodePen, GitHub, and other esteemed sites, these examples enrich text content, captivating users with engaging visual enhancements.

CSS text animation serves as a compelling tool to draw visitors’ attention and effectively communicate messages on websites. Through CSS, transform ordinary text within your web project into captivating, interactive elements employing dynamic effects such as 3D text, color alterations, size modifications, text shadow effects, and more.

This curated assortment of the best CSS text animations in 2024 encompasses a spectrum of simple to intricate examples, offering diverse animation styles, effects, and transitions. Elevate the visual appeal of your text content and make it stand out effortlessly.

Don’t hesitate—immerse yourself in this latest and finest collection of CSS text animations. Enrich your upcoming project, enthrall your audience, and infuse an extra allure into your web design effortlessly.

01. Lightning text skew idea

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Lightning text skew idea
by Tom Hermans (@tomhermans)
on CodePen.

Author: Tom Hermans @tomhermans
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 14, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

02. Line Text

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Line text.
by Johan Fagerbeg (@birjolaxew)
on CodePen.


Author: Johan Fagerbeg @birjolaxew
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 22, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

03. Megaman READY!

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Megaman READY!
by Christopher Wallis (@notoriousb1t)
on CodePen.


Author: Christopher Wallis, @notoriousb1t
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 8, 2018
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

04. Fancy CSS Text-Shadow Effect

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Fancy text shadow
by agathaco (@agathaco)
on CodePen.


Author: agathaco @agathaco
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 09, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

05. COSMOS

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COSMOS
by Patrick Brosset (@captainbrosset)
on CodePen.


Author: Patrick Brosset @captainbrosset
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 01, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

06. CSS Arcade Typography Snow Bros 1990

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CSS Arcade Typography: Snow Bros. (1990)
by Lynn Fisher (@lynnandtonic)
on CodePen.


Author: Lynn Fisher @lynnandtonic
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 6, 2020
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(stylus)

07. Terminal Text Effect

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Terminal Text Effect
by Tobias (@Tbgse)
on CodePen.


Author: Tobias @Tbgse
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 16, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

08. Only CSS: Text Slicer Gradient

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Only CSS: Text Slicer Gradient
by Yusuke Nakaya (@YusukeNakaya)
on CodePen.


Author: Yusuke Nakaya  @YusukeNakaya
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 24, 2017
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

09. Squiggly Text

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Squiggly Text
by Lucas Bebber (@lbebber)
on CodePen.


Author: Lucas Bebber @lbebber
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 13, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS(Stylus)

10. Western Electric Big Button Phone

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Western Electric Big Button Phone
by Alex (@alexgoff)
on CodePen.


Author: Alex @alexgoff
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 16, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

11. SAVE!

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SAVE!
by Sebastian Opperman (@SebastianOpperman)
on CodePen.


Author: Sebastian Opperman @Sebastian Opperman
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 29, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

12. Layered Text-shadow Effect CSS

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Layered text-shadow effect CSS
by Shireen Taj (@TajShireen)
on CodePen.


Author: Shireen Taj  @TajShireen
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: December 13, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS

13. Animated signing of signature (SVG paths)

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Animated signing of signature (SVG paths)
by Gary Hepting (@ghepting)
on CodePen.


Author: Gary Hepting @ghepting
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 11, 2014
Made with: HTML(Slim), CSS(SASS), JS(CoffeeScript)

14. Handwritten SVG Text Animation

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Hand written SVG text animation
by Matthew Ellis (@mellis84)
on CodePen.


Author: Matthew Ellis @mellis84
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 04, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS(Babel)

15. 3D Cuboid Text Effect

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3D Cuboid Text Effect ✨
by Jouan Marcel (@jouanmarcel)
on CodePen.


Author: Jouan Marcel @jouanmarcel
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 24, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, (Sass), JS(Babel)

16. Custom Multiline Text Underline With Rounded Caps

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Custom multiline text underline with rounded caps
by ash (@Ash)
on CodePen.


Author: ash @Ash
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 23, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS

17. Twenty Twenty & Multi-Color Gradients

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Twenty Twenty & Multi-Color Gradients ❤
by Leena Lavanya (@leenalavanya)
on CodePen.


Author: Leena Lavanya @leenalavanya
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 2, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

18. Background Clipping Covfefe

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Background clipping covfefe
by Stephanie (@ramenhog)
on CodePen.


Author: Stephanie @ramenhog
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 31, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

19. Animating SVG Text

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Animating SVG text
by Fabio Ottaviani (@supah)
on CodePen.


Author: Fabio Ottaviani @supah
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 20, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS

20. Rotating Text

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Rotating text
by Rachel Smith (@rachsmith)
on CodePen.


Author: Rachel Smith @rachsmith
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 14, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

21. 3D Letters – Sugar Sweet

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3D letters – sugar sweet
by Håvard Brynjulfsen (@havardob)
on CodePen.


Author: Håvard Brynjulfsen @havardob
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 16, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

22. Text Animation: Montserrat

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Text Animation: Montserrat
by Claire Larsen (@ClaireLarsen)
on CodePen.


Author: Claire Larsen @ClaireLarsen
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 21, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

23. Outline Text Effect

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Outline Text Effect
by Jamie Hammond (@developerontour)
on CodePen.


Author: Jamie Hammond @developerontour
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 29, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

24. 80s Fonts Text Effect 4: Cyberspace Text

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80s Fonts Text Effect 4: Cyberspace Text
by Ion Emil Negoita (@inegoita)
on CodePen.


Author: Ion Emil Negoita @inegoita
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on:  July 5, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

25. Flickering Light Text Effect

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Flickering Light Text Effect
by Mandy Michael (@mandymichael)
on CodePen.


Author: Mandy Michael @mandymichael
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 16, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

26. Underline Clip Hover Animation

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Underline clip hover animation
by Marwan Zibaoui (@RickyMarou)
on CodePen.


Author: Marwan Zibaoui @RickyMarou
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 16, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

27. Animating Striped Text With Background Clip And Gradients.

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Animating striped text with background clip and gradients.
by Mandy Michael (@mandymichael)
on CodePen.


Author: Mandy Michael @mandymichael
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 26, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

28. Simple CSS Hover Effect Using Sass Loops

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Simple CSS Hover Effect using Sass Loops
by Charlie Marcotte (@FUGU22)
on CodePen.


Author: Charlie Marcotte @FUGU22
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 16, 2017
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(Sass)

29. GSAP Text Animation

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GSAP Text Animation
by Nate Wiley (@natewiley)
on CodePen.


Author: Nate Wiley @natewiley
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 24, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

30. Shattering Text Animation

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Shattering Text Animation
by Arsen Zbidniakov (@ARS)
on CodePen.


Author: Arsen Zbidniakov @ARS
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 18, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS

31. Split CSS Text Effect With Clip-Path

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Split text with clip-path | 300 followers ‘celebration’
by Håvard Brynjulfsen (@havardob)
on CodePen.


Author: Håvard Brynjulfsen @havardob
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 11, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

32. Animated text fill with svg text practice

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Animated text fill with svg text practice
by Cesar C. (@cesar2535)
on CodePen.


Author: Cesar C. @cesar2535
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: February 17, 2015
Made with:  HTML(Pug), CSS(SCSS)

33. In/out Of Focus Text Effect

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In/out of focus text effect
by Jonny Scholes (@jonnyscholes)
on CodePen.


Author: Jonny Scholes @jonnyscholes
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 23, 2015
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

34. Neon Light Text

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Neon light text
by Sarah Fossheim (@fossheim)
on CodePen.


Author: Sarah Fossheim @fossheim
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 3, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

35. Strokes, Shadows + Halftone Effects

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Strokes, Shadows + Halftone Effects
by Mark Mead (@markmead)
on CodePen.


Author: Mark Mead @markmead
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 24, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

36. Animated Text Fill

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Animated text fill
by Daniel Riemer (@zitrusfrisch)
on CodePen.


Author: Daniel Riemer @zitrusfrisch
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 14, 2013
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

37. Writing Mode

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writing-mode
by Ollie Williams (@cssgrid)
on CodePen.


Author: Ollie Williams @CSS GRID
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 2, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

38. Sliding Perspective

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Sliding Perspective
by Adam Dipinto (@AdamDipinto)
on CodePen.


Author: Adam Dipinto  @AdamDipinto
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 18, 2019
Made with: HTML, CSS

39. Text Effect – Mystique

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Text Effect – Mystique
by Chris Johnson (@jhnsnc)
on CodePen.


Author: Chris Johnson @jhnsnc
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: September 16, 2016
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(SCSS)

40. Animated Underlines

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Animated underlines
by Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson (@rthor)
on CodePen.


Author: Ragnar Þór Valgeirsson @rthor
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 12, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

41. SVG Knockout Text With Video Background

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SVG Knockout Text with Video Background
by Daniel Yuschick (@DanielYuschick)
on CodePen.


Author: Daniel Yuschick @DanielYuschick
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 18, 2017
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

42. Shatter Text Effect

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Shatter Text Effect
by Peter Cameron (@pcameron)
on CodePen.


Author: Peter Cameron @pcameron
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 06, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

43. Handwriting: SVG animation

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Handwriting: SVG animation
by Lars Munkholm (@munkholm)
on CodePen.


Author: Lars Munkholm @munkholm
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 12, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

44. CSS In CSS With A Lot Of C And S

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CSS in CSS with a lot of C and S
by Giulia Cardieri (@giuliacardieri)
on CodePen.


Author:  Giulia Cardieri, @giuliacardieri
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 9, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

 

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