Some texts on a website need more attention than others, depending on the messages they relay. That’s where cool CSS text animations come in. They highlight specific text using animation, stunning color, and beautiful background to grab the attention of your visitors. Here is a discussion of 35 cool CSS text examples you can consider for eye-catching texts.

1. Shining Text Animation Effects

See the Pen Shining Text Animation Effects by FrankieDoodie (@FrankieDoodie) on CodePen.

As a business owner, many are times when you need to draw attention to a certain part of your website. This CSS text animation will give the section effect enough to draw attention. As the white light passes over the dark text, it lights up to bring the shining effect. It uses HTML and CSS, whereas it came into existence in 2010 on 13th October courtesy of Frankie Doodie.

2. Pure CSS Text Animation

See the Pen Pure CSS Text Animation by Arlina Code (@arlinacode) on CodePen.

Besides being eye-catching, this CSS text animation also has a sense of humor. Letters keep jumping up and down in such a way that they form a wave. It was created on 25th May 2018. The author, Arlina Design, used HTML and CSS.

3. Masking Path Animation

See the Pen Masking Path Animation by Envato Tuts+ (@tutsplus) on CodePen.

If you don’t want an animation text that runs for a long time, this is ideal because it happens once, and that is it. It is a blend of attractiveness and fun hence suitable for highlighting text. It was created by Envato Tuts+ on 14th February 2018 using HTML and CSS.

4. Handwriting Animation using CSS and SVG

See the Pen Handwriting Animation (SVG + CSS) by Marina (@marinamcpeak) on CodePen.

Just like normal writing, this effect makes the text run from left to right. Unlike normal typed text, it has a striking resemblance to normal handwriting. It makes the text stand out hence grabs the attention you want it to. It uses HTML and CSS technologies to bring the effect. Marina created it in 2018 on 8th June.

5. CSS Text Revealing Animation

See the Pen CSS TEXT REVEALING ANIMATION by Nooray Yemon (@yemon) on CodePen.

At first, the CSS text animation will reveal a single word. After that, the rest will follow suit smoothly. What a fantastic way of drawing attention to a certain message? Its author Nooray Yemon created it in 2017 on 28th August using HTML and CSS.

6. CSS only Frozen Text

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As the name suggests, its background takes you down the memory late, reminding you of the Frozen film. It grabs the visitor’s attention once light passes over it since it highlights the text perfectly. Mandy Michael used HTML, CSS, and JS to bring out the text animation effect. It was created in 2018 on 17th January.

7. Text Animation Playground

See the Pen Text animation playground by Ivan Buljovcic (@Py89) on CodePen.

It is a text animation that will see the text move to form a circle. It does so in an interesting and fun way explaining the name playground. Its creator Ivan Buljovcic used HTML, CSS, and JS. It was created in 2016 on 28th January.

8. SVG Text Animation

See the Pen SVG Text Animation by Sergi (@sergiweb) on CodePen.

This CSS text animation is perfect when displaying text in a certain order, especially columns. It displays the left column followed by the right, and then the middle one follows. It will highlight any text you want your visitor to notice immediately. Its author, Sergi, created it in 2016 on 6th December using HTML and CSS.

9. Rotating Text with CSS Animations

See the Pen Rotating text with CSS animations by Keenan Payne (@keenanpayne) on CodePen.

A text effect rotates text in a certain order, usually how you want it to appear. The effect runs once upon opening the page. It was created by Keenan Payne on 4th April 2018 using HTML and CSS

10. Flying Text Animation When Scrolling

See the Pen Flying text animation when scrolling by Jascha Goltermann (@jascha) on CodePen.

It is yet another amazing CSS text animation courtesy of Jascha Goltermann. As you scroll down, the text starts flying before disappearing. It was created on 3rd April 2018 using HTML, CSS, and JS.

11. Beautiful Text Animation in CSS3

See the Pen Beautiful Text Animation in css 3 by Adil ( online web ustaad ) (@Online-web-ustaad) on CodePen.

As the name suggests, this CSS text animation is beautifully crafted. It has a way of making any site interesting and grabbing the users’ attention. Adil created it – online web ustaad – in 2019 on 8th February.

12. Animated Text-shadow pattern

See the Pen [webkit] Animated “text-shadow” pattern by carpe numidium (@carpenumidium) on CodePen.

It makes the text stand out with a stunning text-shadow effect. That pattern keeps moving to grab the attention of the visitor. The brain behind it is Carpe Numidium using HTML and CSS. The idea saw the light of the day in 2013 on 21st December.

13. Text Animation Montserrat

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

The CSS text animation gives the texts stunning, colorful outlines resembling the shape of each letter. That results in a beautiful, eye-catching text easy to notice. The creator, Claire Larsen, used HTML and CSS. It was created in 2015 on 21st October.

14. Text-Shadow Animate

See the Pen Text-Shadow Animate by Wyatt Nolen (@wyattnolen) on CodePen.

The black and grey background coupled with the text-shadow effect will grab the attention of any visitor who visits the website. Its date of creation was 10th June 2017, whereas the author is none other than Wyatt Nolen. It uses HTML and CSS to bring out the text animation effect.

15. Wave Text Effect

See the Pen Wave text effect (with SVG/blend mode) by Lucas Bebber (@lbebber) on CodePen.

It is a text effect that makes the content hard to miss with the help of soft waves. The waves cover about half of the text, making it eye-catching. The author, Lucas Bebber, uses HTML and CSS for that amazing effect. It was created on 1st September 2015.

16. Smoky Text

See the Pen Smoky Text by Bennett Feely (@bennettfeely) on CodePen.

One must admit that it is quite impressive given the smoke-out effect. Upon displaying the text briefly, it disappears after turning into smoke slowly and in an attractive way. Eventually, they will disappear completely. Its creator Bennet Feely created it in 2013 on 2nd August using HTML and CSS.

17. Animation Wave Clipped by Text

See the Pen Animated wave clipped by text by web-tiki (@web-tiki) on CodePen.

This CSS text animation has a striking resemblance to the Wave Text Effect. It has a striking background, and the wavy part’s color is different from the other normal curve. It comes in handy when illustrating that a process is loading. It was created by web-tiki in 2017 on 2nd January using HTML and CSS.

18. Cool Text Effect

See the Pen (cool) text effect by Hakkam Abdullah (@Moslim) on CodePen.

It is a text animation effect that will highlight any content. Its impressive look attracts visitors to who you wanted to relay the message. Its creator Hakkam Abdullah used HTML and CSS to achieve that effect. It was created on 17th May in 2017.

19. Impossibly Tipsy

See the Pen Impossibly Tipsy by James Mellers (@jamesmellers) on CodePen.

Come to think of the name, it is a nice choice with a sense of humor. After all, the CSS text animation is characterized by a circular movement around the text. It is decorative and eye-catching, attracting any user. James Mellers created using HTML and CSS in 2016 on 8th June.

20. Animated Text Fill

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

It is a style that animates the outline of every letter of the text with colorful lines. The lines keep moving, whereas the colors are always changing as well, making the text interesting. Cesar C created it using HTML and CSS in 2015 on 17th February.

21. CSS3 Text Animation Effect

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Thanks to its outstanding style, the CSS text animation draws the attention of the visitor easily. You get to decide which frame comes first when the order is of the essence. It uses HTML and CSS technology. Kang Kyeong Mi created it in 2018 on 10th December.

22. SCSS Text Animation Wave

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The text effects make the letters form a wave ensuring that your visitors hardly miss your message. How a letter is displayed depends on its height to bring out the wave impression perfectly. Hagan created it using HTML and CSS in 2017 on 27th July.

23. Fluid Text Hover

See the Pen Fluid text hover by Robin Delaporte (@robin-dela) on CodePen.

To begin with, the text colors are quite impressive. Equally important, things get even better upon moving your mouse over it. The fluid effect is quite impressive, no doubt. It was created in 2019 on 27th September using HTML, CSS, and JS by Robin Dela.

24. Animated Text Gradient

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It is a CSS text animation characterized by an impressive background, border, color text, and gradient line. That combination and the blending colors make your context hard to miss. It uses HTML and CSS for the text effect, and Chrishodges created it in 2018 on 8th June.

25. Glowing Text Animation Effects

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Its similarity to disco lights is indisputable. Every text glows stunningly but alternatively hence guarantees that it will catch the attention of the visitor. Korvver created it using HTML and CSS in 2018 on 8th December.

26. Letter Animation

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Every letter of your text looks attractive and also has a different effect. Each effect will run one at a time, in this case per letter, starting from the leftmost letter until the rightmost letter is run. Florin Pop created it using HTML, CSS, and JS in 2017 on 6th September.

27. Rainbow Text Animation

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It highlights text using an eye-catching, colorful effect. The dark background and the glowing outlines make it a perfect choice. Hermaeus created it using HTML, CSS, and JS in 2017 on 26th February.

28. SVG Text Animate

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Initially, the outline of each letter appears, starting from the first to the last. After that, the background appears, and that’s an attention-grabbing way of displaying your text. Glynn Alexander developed it using HTML and CSS in 2017 on 25th September.

29. SVG – Text Animation

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It is an effect that affects the background and the outline of the text to make it stand out. The outline precedes the background grabbing attention in the process. Webstoryboy created it using HTML and CSS in 2018 on 18th July.

30. Smooth Fade-in

See the Pen Text Animation #4 – Smooth fade-in by Keny Zachelin (@kazed972) on CodePen.

This effect is fantastic, especially when dealing with a paragraph that has many lines. Every line fades in, forming a complete paragraph, and that’s how your text grabs the visitor’s attention. Keny Zachelin created it in 2018 on 30th November using HTML, CSS, and JS.

31. Whip

See the Pen Text Animation – Whip by Robin Treur (@RobinTreur) on CodePen.

It triggers a movement of the text as if it has been whipped to grab the user’s attention. Robin Treuer created it using HTML, CSS, and JS in 2016 on 6th April.

32. SVG Video Mask on Text

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As the name suggests, it allows the insertion of a video mask on your content to make the text hard to miss. Interestingly, it is simple but has a huge impact. Simon Evans created it using HTML and CSS in 2017 on 16th June.

33. Repellers

See the Pen Repellers by Johan Karlsson (@DonKarlssonSan) on CodePen.

As the name suggests, the letters of your text repel away from the cursor movement. The design of the animation is beautiful, making the text eye-catching and stunning. Johan Karlsson created it using HTML, CSS, and JS in 2020 on 15th January

34. Text Effect

See the Pen Text Effect by Max Nguyen (@maxnguyen) on CodePen.

The text is designed perfectly by the animation upon hovering makes its appearance even more visually appealing. It is an effect hard to come across, but the impact is excellent. Max Nguyen created it using HTML. CSS and JS in 2013 on 14th October.

35. Particle Text Effect

See the Pen Particle Text Effect by Tom (@tomncurry) on CodePen.

As the name suggests, it turns particles into text before turning into particles once again. After that, the particles disappear entirely. It was created by Tom using HTML, CSS, and JS in 2018 on 2nd June.