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Discussion on: Four subtle Text-Effects to spice up your web-site

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Michael Fasani

Hey, thanks, I tried will-change: text-shadow; but it did not seem to make a difference tbh.

I did, however, come up with the following with @keyframes which I think looks great, exactly the kind of thing I was trying to achieve.

.header a:hover {
    animation: glow 0.3s linear forwards;

@keyframes glow {
    0% {
        text-shadow: 0 0 0px #ffffff;
    50% {
        color: #ffffff;
        text-shadow: 0 0 10px #8be9fd;
    100% {
        text-shadow: 0 0 0px #8be9fd;
        color: #8be9fd;

I mapped the number of animation states (3) to the timing in ms (0.3) as this seemed to have better performance. If you have 4 states, I think 0.4 may be a better time choice and so on, but I can't verify that claim it is just my subjective opinion.

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