CSS: Text Shadow

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Interactive Text Shadow Generator


offsets x y:
or offset length and direction

blur

font:

font size

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CSS text shadow effects

Syntax

  1. text-shadow: x_offset y_offset color
  2. text-shadow: x_offset y_offset blur_radius color
  3. text-shadow: shadow_spec_1, shadow_spec_2

Simple Shadow

Moonlight
div {text-shadow: 3px 3px red;}

Fuzzy Shadow

Moonlight
div {text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px red;}

Multiple Shadows

Moonlight
div {text-shadow: -3px -3px 3px green, 3px 3px 3px red;}

Glow Effect

Moonlight

The trick is to specify no shadow offset, but with big value of fuzziness.

div {
 text-shadow: 0 0 .1em cyan;
 background-color:black;
}

Outline Effect

Moonlight

The trick for outline font is to specify shadow for all 8 directions {top, bottom, left, right, top right, top left, bottom right, bottom left} with minimal offset, and with big value of blur radius.

div {
color:white;
text-shadow:
  1px   0px 1px black,
        1px 1px black,
 -1px   0px 1px black,
       -1px 1px black,
  1px   1px 1px black,
 -1px  -1px 1px black,
 -1px   1px 1px black,
  1px  -1px 1px black;
font-size:2rem;
border: solid thin black;
padding: 0.5rem;
border-radius: 1rem;
}

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