CSS Text Shadow Generator

A simple and very clean CSS text shadow generator. Finally: cross-browser code for your text shadowing needs.

adjust text shadow parameters

css horizontal offset

horizontal offset

css vertical offset

vertical offset

css blur radius


css transparency




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text-shadow: rgba(62, 66, 66, 0.4) 0px 10px 24px;
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About CSS Text Shadow

The text shadow property is another relatively old CSS property that enjoys new life as an experimental method for text ornamentation.

Within traditional design contexts, the text shadow is not deeply celebrated or used much at all. It is yet another Internet 1.0 reference that is primarily remembered for being over-used and “over-the-top.”

However, using many of these types of properties in unexpected ways do allow them to become more expressive, and even artistic.

In conclusion, while the text-shadow isn’t necessarily popular, it can still yield interesting and creative results. Don’t be shy with this, try it out! You are certain to discover something great about your own creative abilities.

Use this CSS text shadow generator as much as you’d like!

Good uses for CSS Text Shadows

  • Art, brutalism and experimentation
    More than anything, text-shadows are a good way to try out experimental and abstracted typesetting. This may be more appropriate for conceptual and avant-garde purposes, mores that commercial or production projects.
  • Text legibility on image
    Oftentimes, setting type on top of a photograph, graphic, or interface can pose problems with reading legibility. In these cases, a tasteful and restrained application of a text-shadow may be an easy way to increase contrast between type and image. Just be careful with execution – it is all too easy to overdo it and create something that is ugly.
  • Animation
    Like any CSS property, text shadows can be animated. Moreover, the use of color, shadow repetitions, and offset distance can all be interesting variables that drive compelling and rich CSS animations. Depth in particular, can really add additional layers to your interactive pieces. Yes.