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22 Advanced CSS Text Effects And Web Typography Tips

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials5 years ago • Written by 56 Comments

title-css-text-effects-typographyYou definitely should have seen those advanced CSS text effects for now already; they are rapidly getting popular as upcoming and current trends in good web design. The best thing about these effects is it can be achieved with pure CSS, no more image replacements and image heavy web designs. In this article I showcased all the best-explained CSS tutorials and typography tips I found and thought you definitely must read! Scroll through or definitely save this article to bookmarks so the next time you create a new design in Photoshop with letterpress, shadowed etc. effects, – you can create them just with pure code!

Typography takes also very important role in good web designs, so I strongly recommend reading articles I featured there as well! Enjoy and get inspired for your new, advanced web designs!

1. Create a Letterpress Effect with CSS Text-Shadow

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View Demo

2. Text Rotation with CSS

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3. Date Display Technique with Sprites

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4. CSS Gradient Text Effect

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View Demo

5. CSS Text Gradients

Yet another very similar tutorial about text gradients, but maybe you’ll like both variants trying to explain really how CSS text gradient effects work.

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6. Add Grunge Effects to Text Using Simple CSS

The article is based on the same technique as CSS text gradients using it to add grunge type effect to your typo!

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View Demo

7. Two Simple Ways to Create Text Embossing Effect

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8. Text Embossing Technique With CSS

Example from AlexBuga homepage.

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9. Codename Rainbows

Beautiful CSS & Javascript codes offered by DragonInteractive that teaches how to get two-color gradient text effects, shadows and highlights.

rainbows-css-text-effects-typography

View Demo

10. CSS Drop Shadows

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11. Text-Shadow Exposed

Make cool and clever text effects with CSS text-shadow. A very detailed article teaching you a lot of hidden tips how to achieve text glowing, embossing, and shadowing with just few steps.

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12. Background Gradients and CSS

Pretty cool CSS background effect, which can be applied on hover giving a lot of options use it in a creative way!

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13. CSS Text-Shadow in Safari, Opera, Firefox and more

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14. Text-overflow

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15. How To Implement sIFR3 Into Your Website

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16. How To Use Any Font You Wish With FLIR

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View Demo

For Further Reading – More Typography Tips In Sucessful Web Designs

17. How to Use Headings in HTML

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18. Advanced Typography Techniques Using CSS

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19. 10 Examples of Beautiful CSS Typography and How They Did It…

Beautiful article explaining simple but very effective CSS tricks on how to achieve beautiful typography effects with just a few lines of code.

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20. Typographic Contrast and Flow

Nick La teaches how to apply the right contrasts and flow in your web designs by explaining why and what works and how to achieve that effect.

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View Demo Overview

21. The Elements of Typographic Style Applied in Webdesign

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22. 5 Principles And Ideas Of Setting Type on the Web

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56 Comments Best Comments First
  • Machu Picchu | Alexander

    Friday, September 16th, 2011 06:27

    44

    thank you very much what I was looking greetings from peru

    +8
  • Firas S.

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 05:09

    2

    I thought [reynoldsftw.com] are using images. I didn’t know that you can do this using CSS :/
    Thanks for pointing these amazing CSS tips.

    +7
  • Manuel Garcia PH

    Sunday, September 25th, 2011 10:32

    46

    I will definitely use some of this too.

    +6
  • Waheed Akhtar

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 16:12

    14

    Excellent examples. Worthy using in some of the projects.

    +4
  • shoaib hussain

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 16:45

    24

    wow ,I need to bookmark this page.thnx a lot and most of em so easy .

    +3
  • Flinn Megal

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 23:02

    34

    typography is something that I am not good at ,but after reading this post ,I think that now i can make some nice looking text effects on my blog.

    +3
  • Amecylia

    Thursday, February 16th, 2012 03:24

    53

    Very useful, thank you! There are some many amazing things that CSS can do.

    +3
  • Mike S

    Thursday, March 1st, 2012 12:27

    55

    Just start to use the power of css, cant wait to play around with these examples.

    +2
  • nXqd

    Saturday, April 10th, 2010 13:15

    27

    I really want to thanks this . I study CSS and these resources help me a lot ;)

    +2
  • Jay

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010 21:28

    20

    thanks. This is just what I was looking for!

    +2
  • Pieter

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009 01:16

    7

    Link number 21 was really useful (webtypography.net), I will read through it right away.

    +2
  • Cody

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 01:34

    1

    Wow some of these are really good. I didn’t know you could some of these effects with CSS. -Thanks!

    +1
  • Jon Crim

    Thursday, December 10th, 2009 00:21

    15

    Awesome list – thanks! Grunge effect is pretty cool.

    +1
  • Technology Design

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 09:46

    26

    Those are some really good css resources.

    +1
  • mrashdi

    Monday, December 7th, 2009 19:50

    11

    i love the css letterpress effect.

    +1
  • Harvey Ramer

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 23:05

    13

    Thank you for taking the time to compile all these resources. I especially like the text rotation and the sprite example for dates. Very nice stuff.

    +1
  • Indrek

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 11:13

    4

    Great tips. Checking them out now.

    +1
  • Senthil Ramesh

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 06:00

    3

    I never can believe these are only using CSS. I thought there must be images behind the scenes.

    +1
  • Edds

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009 15:03

    8

    This is a good resource ;)
    Some new techniques for me!

    +1
  • Mile

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009 23:45

    9

    I really like what sIFR has enabled us to do with our typography. It opens up myriad new possibilities.

    +1
  • sean steezy

    Monday, December 7th, 2009 21:56

    12

    great job thank you very much, i need to get better at typography and this will sure help!

    +1
  • Aaed Kayal

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 05:46

    30

    Very Interesting , Nice Work

    +1
  • Chris Horton

    Monday, December 7th, 2009 15:28

    10

    great lists, cheers for sharing

    +1
  • Surabaya Web Desain

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 15:43

    28

    Great Stuff, i will using it! thank for your share

    +1
  • Don

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 19:56

    31

    I need to know about CSS Text Gradients, do you think that it is really necessary, I believe several types of font format are not comfortable and easily recognise if combining with gradient looks like color. Just let me know your opinion.
    Thanks

    +1
  • Jon Clone

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 04:47

    47

    Thanks for this useful posting. I really enjoyed reading it very much. There are so many different types of text effects which can be done for web sites. All the types of text effects look good on the web page. After reading this posting, I am excited about text effects. I think the text effects on Groupon and its clone sites are good. I think they could have been done with the help of scripts.

    +1
  • Santhosh

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011 17:56

    50

    These examples are almost like created using photoshop; This is awesome! Thanks for the enlightenment!

    +1
  • Roland

    Friday, September 9th, 2011 16:38

    43

    Thanks a lot, i’ve been looking for help with typography and texts…

    +1
    • Artrell

      Friday, September 23rd, 2011 03:30

      45

      Thanks for spending time on the computer (wirintg) so others don’t have to.

      +7
  • Aghnie

    Sunday, August 14th, 2011 23:54

    42

    they are very inspiring, I’ve visited ‘em one by one, and they have a great design, thanks :)

    +1
  • Anze Harej

    Friday, July 29th, 2011 15:45

    40

    excellent article, i will definitely use some of these text effects :)

    +1
  • jorg

    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 18:23

    41

    Thanks. I’ve been looking for these.

    +1
  • Lenny

    Friday, January 13th, 2012 13:22

    51

    Nice list of technics for CSS3, maybe we will have this on all navigators…

    +1
  • Riz Khan

    Sunday, August 1st, 2010 02:53

    35

    Thanks saved my life. thank you

    +1
  • Aaron

    Sunday, February 19th, 2012 13:31

    54

    Awesome! I’ve been trying to figure out how to get that letterpressed/engraved text effect with CSS. Thanks for all the helpful tips and tutorials.

    +1
  • Cullen Swanson

    Friday, June 25th, 2010 08:16

    33

    Definitely will use…thanks for posting everything!

    +1
  • waqas khan

    Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 07:34

    36

    Great.

    Thanks for sharing

    +1
  • Ratesman

    Friday, February 18th, 2011 12:48

    37

    Nice work, thanks for posting :)

    +1
  • Chris van Rensburg

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 11:20

    5

    And when you combine text shadow with JavaScript animation, you can get things like this…

    http://www.uize.com/examples/hover-fader-text-shadow-animation.html

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Saturday, December 5th, 2009 12:18

      6

      damn, great example! Javascript,jQuery typo tutorials will be next article..:)

      +1
  • Andre

    Saturday, March 31st, 2012 02:08

    56

    Number 8 – Text embossing link doesn’t work

    0
  • Roy M J

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 17:51

    52

    Great collection of CSS effects. The text effects and tips are really amazing. What we had to depend on photoshop,now we can do it all by ourselves just by using codes.. :).. Really nice…

    0
  • cj uppal

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 20:19

    39

    Thanks for the list of techniques. Rotation is a new one that I never knew was possible, hope that comes in handy on one of my projects.

    0
  • ashish

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 12:35

    22

    Nice collection, really useful

    0
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 02:57

    23

    Really useful

    0
  • Tanuj Dave

    Friday, December 11th, 2009 13:06

    16

    Above all are very useful information. thanks

    0
  • Hian Battiston

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010 16:10

    25

    Really nice tips!

    0
  • Mustapha NAJAH

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 13:54

    18

    it has been aproximately 3 years that i work with CSS and i can not imagine that CSS has been ameliorated so far, really good works.

    0
  • Theresa Sheridan

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 22:31

    32

    I’m like a sponge, soaking up all this stuff! Can’t wait to go try it all out on my own. Thanks for the great resources!

    0
  • mostafa

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 18:53

    19

    Nice effect, I think CSS3 will put designer OUT of service :)

    0
  • işitme cihazları

    Saturday, May 8th, 2010 01:52

    29

    Thanks. really useful.

    -1
  • Jinson

    Monday, February 8th, 2010 15:22

    21

    Nice collection, really useful
    I liked the CSS Text Gradients most.

    -1
  • George

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 04:21

    49

    This is incredible. I have really enjoyed css designs.

    Thank you very much for css text designs!

    -2
  • James

    Saturday, December 12th, 2009 02:57

    17

    Excellent post, I will put some of these techniques to use in my work.

    -2
  • Alastair

    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 23:51

    38

    I’ve book marked this page for future reference. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

    -2
  • Amutham

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 09:19

    48

    Great tips.. These techniques helped me a lot.. Thanks for posting it..

    -4
  • Andre

    Saturday, March 31st, 2012 02:08

    56

    Number 8 – Text embossing link doesn’t work

    0
  • Mike S

    Thursday, March 1st, 2012 12:27

    55

    Just start to use the power of css, cant wait to play around with these examples.

    +2
  • Aaron

    Sunday, February 19th, 2012 13:31

    54

    Awesome! I’ve been trying to figure out how to get that letterpressed/engraved text effect with CSS. Thanks for all the helpful tips and tutorials.

    +1
  • Amecylia

    Thursday, February 16th, 2012 03:24

    53

    Very useful, thank you! There are some many amazing things that CSS can do.

    +3
  • Roy M J

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 17:51

    52

    Great collection of CSS effects. The text effects and tips are really amazing. What we had to depend on photoshop,now we can do it all by ourselves just by using codes.. :).. Really nice…

    0
  • Lenny

    Friday, January 13th, 2012 13:22

    51

    Nice list of technics for CSS3, maybe we will have this on all navigators…

    +1
  • Santhosh

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011 17:56

    50

    These examples are almost like created using photoshop; This is awesome! Thanks for the enlightenment!

    +1
  • George

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 04:21

    49

    This is incredible. I have really enjoyed css designs.

    Thank you very much for css text designs!

    -2
  • Amutham

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 09:19

    48

    Great tips.. These techniques helped me a lot.. Thanks for posting it..

    -4
  • Jon Clone

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 04:47

    47

    Thanks for this useful posting. I really enjoyed reading it very much. There are so many different types of text effects which can be done for web sites. All the types of text effects look good on the web page. After reading this posting, I am excited about text effects. I think the text effects on Groupon and its clone sites are good. I think they could have been done with the help of scripts.

    +1
  • Manuel Garcia PH

    Sunday, September 25th, 2011 10:32

    46

    I will definitely use some of this too.

    +6
  • Machu Picchu | Alexander

    Friday, September 16th, 2011 06:27

    44

    thank you very much what I was looking greetings from peru

    +8
  • Roland

    Friday, September 9th, 2011 16:38

    43

    Thanks a lot, i’ve been looking for help with typography and texts…

    +1
    • Artrell

      Friday, September 23rd, 2011 03:30

      45

      Thanks for spending time on the computer (wirintg) so others don’t have to.

      +7
  • Aghnie

    Sunday, August 14th, 2011 23:54

    42

    they are very inspiring, I’ve visited ‘em one by one, and they have a great design, thanks :)

    +1
  • jorg

    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 18:23

    41

    Thanks. I’ve been looking for these.

    +1
  • Anze Harej

    Friday, July 29th, 2011 15:45

    40

    excellent article, i will definitely use some of these text effects :)

    +1
  • cj uppal

    Monday, March 14th, 2011 20:19

    39

    Thanks for the list of techniques. Rotation is a new one that I never knew was possible, hope that comes in handy on one of my projects.

    0
  • Alastair

    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 23:51

    38

    I’ve book marked this page for future reference. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

    -2
  • Ratesman

    Friday, February 18th, 2011 12:48

    37

    Nice work, thanks for posting :)

    +1
  • waqas khan

    Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 07:34

    36

    Great.

    Thanks for sharing

    +1
  • Riz Khan

    Sunday, August 1st, 2010 02:53

    35

    Thanks saved my life. thank you

    +1
  • Flinn Megal

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010 23:02

    34

    typography is something that I am not good at ,but after reading this post ,I think that now i can make some nice looking text effects on my blog.

    +3
  • Cullen Swanson

    Friday, June 25th, 2010 08:16

    33

    Definitely will use…thanks for posting everything!

    +1
  • Theresa Sheridan

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 22:31

    32

    I’m like a sponge, soaking up all this stuff! Can’t wait to go try it all out on my own. Thanks for the great resources!

    0
  • Don

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 19:56

    31

    I need to know about CSS Text Gradients, do you think that it is really necessary, I believe several types of font format are not comfortable and easily recognise if combining with gradient looks like color. Just let me know your opinion.
    Thanks

    +1
  • Aaed Kayal

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 05:46

    30

    Very Interesting , Nice Work

    +1
  • işitme cihazları

    Saturday, May 8th, 2010 01:52

    29

    Thanks. really useful.

    -1
  • Surabaya Web Desain

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 15:43

    28

    Great Stuff, i will using it! thank for your share

    +1
  • nXqd

    Saturday, April 10th, 2010 13:15

    27

    I really want to thanks this . I study CSS and these resources help me a lot ;)

    +2
  • Technology Design

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 09:46

    26

    Those are some really good css resources.

    +1
  • Hian Battiston

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010 16:10

    25

    Really nice tips!

    0
  • shoaib hussain

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 16:45

    24

    wow ,I need to bookmark this page.thnx a lot and most of em so easy .

    +3
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 02:57

    23

    Really useful

    0
  • ashish

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 12:35

    22

    Nice collection, really useful

    0
  • Jinson

    Monday, February 8th, 2010 15:22

    21

    Nice collection, really useful
    I liked the CSS Text Gradients most.

    -1
  • Jay

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010 21:28

    20

    thanks. This is just what I was looking for!

    +2
  • mostafa

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 18:53

    19

    Nice effect, I think CSS3 will put designer OUT of service :)

    0
  • Mustapha NAJAH

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 13:54

    18

    it has been aproximately 3 years that i work with CSS and i can not imagine that CSS has been ameliorated so far, really good works.

    0
  • James

    Saturday, December 12th, 2009 02:57

    17

    Excellent post, I will put some of these techniques to use in my work.

    -2
  • Tanuj Dave

    Friday, December 11th, 2009 13:06

    16

    Above all are very useful information. thanks

    0
  • Jon Crim

    Thursday, December 10th, 2009 00:21

    15

    Awesome list – thanks! Grunge effect is pretty cool.

    +1
  • Waheed Akhtar

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 16:12

    14

    Excellent examples. Worthy using in some of the projects.

    +4
  • Harvey Ramer

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 23:05

    13

    Thank you for taking the time to compile all these resources. I especially like the text rotation and the sprite example for dates. Very nice stuff.

    +1
  • sean steezy

    Monday, December 7th, 2009 21:56

    12

    great job thank you very much, i need to get better at typography and this will sure help!

    +1
  • mrashdi

    Monday, December 7th, 2009 19:50

    11

    i love the css letterpress effect.

    +1
  • Chris Horton

    Monday, December 7th, 2009 15:28

    10

    great lists, cheers for sharing

    +1
  • Mile

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009 23:45

    9

    I really like what sIFR has enabled us to do with our typography. It opens up myriad new possibilities.

    +1
  • Edds

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009 15:03

    8

    This is a good resource ;)
    Some new techniques for me!

    +1
  • Pieter

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009 01:16

    7

    Link number 21 was really useful (webtypography.net), I will read through it right away.

    +2
  • Chris van Rensburg

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 11:20

    5

    And when you combine text shadow with JavaScript animation, you can get things like this…

    http://www.uize.com/examples/hover-fader-text-shadow-animation.html

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Saturday, December 5th, 2009 12:18

      6

      damn, great example! Javascript,jQuery typo tutorials will be next article..:)

      +1
  • Indrek

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 11:13

    4

    Great tips. Checking them out now.

    +1
  • Senthil Ramesh

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 06:00

    3

    I never can believe these are only using CSS. I thought there must be images behind the scenes.

    +1
  • Firas S.

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 05:09

    2

    I thought [reynoldsftw.com] are using images. I didn’t know that you can do this using CSS :/
    Thanks for pointing these amazing CSS tips.

    +7
  • Cody

    Saturday, December 5th, 2009 01:34

    1

    Wow some of these are really good. I didn’t know you could some of these effects with CSS. -Thanks!

    +1

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