CSS Text Shadow Generator

A simple and clean CSS text shadow generator. Cross-browser code for your text shadowing needs.

adjust text shadow parameters

css horizontal offset

horizontal offset

0
css vertical offset

vertical offset

10
css blur radius

blur

24
css transparency

opacity

40

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css code snippet

shadow

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 and even artistic method for text ornamentation.

Within traditional and modern design contexts, the text shadow is not deeply celebrated or used with much frequency. It is another Internet 1.0 reference that is primarily remembered for being over-used and under-considered.

However, using the blur, offset and multiples property in unexpected ways allow the text-shadow to become more of an expressive and abstracted tool within experimental typography.

All this to say, the while the text-shadow isn’t necessarily popular, it can still yield interesting and creative design results.

Use this CSS text shadow generator and enjoy!

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 such cases, a tasteful and restrained application of a text-shadow may be an appropriate way to increase contrast between type and image. Just use with caution.
  • Animation
    Like any CSS property, text shadows can be animated. The use of color, shadow repetitions, and offset distance can all be interesting variables that drive compelling and rich CSS animations.