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Rich Werden

Web Developer & Software Engineer

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CSS Text on Fire

While the site doesn’t always have the best executions, I am enamored with this particular text-effect. By using different offset drop shadows1, the text is made to look like it is en fuego and it works pretty well as a visual trick…

End result:

Setting things ON FIRE everywhere you go....


Make some element and give it a class="fire" to apply it…

body {
  background-color: #0d0d0d; /* something dark */
  text-align: center;

.fire {
  font-size: 4rem; /* large enough to see the effect */
  color: #f5f5f5;
  text-shadow: 0px -2px 4px #fff, 0px -2px 10px #ff3, 0px -10px 20px #f90, 0px -20px 40px #c33;

  /* particulars of my example */
  display: inline-block;
  vertical-align: middle;

  1. Ok, really, text-shadows obviously