There are plenty of ways to make text stand out. It could be as simple as placing it in an HTML heading. You might apply color or other basic formatting styles. But that’s only scratching the surface of what is possible.
The following snippets run the gamut with regard to complexity and potential use cases. And they’re all sure to stand out. Here we go!
Falling Words CSS Effects by Gayane Gasparyan
Jello Stretchy Variable Font by Pete Barr
Sometimes a special effect can add context to a word. This squishy take on “Jello” is a perfect example. It jiggles – just like the popular dessert. A variable font is used along with SVG to create this bouncy masterpiece.
Montserrat Text Animation by Claire Larsen
Stylized text works great for logos and titles. But when you add movement, it takes things to a whole other level. Here we have a Google font that has been brought to life with some colorful animation.
Move to Mars! by Jamie Coulter
Even if you’re not ready to move to the red planet, this animation is otherworldly. The load sequence of the elements is an attention-getter, for sure. And it also fits perfectly with the retro aesthetic of the presentation. We might just book a flight.
Kinetic Typing Animation by Daybrush
Why settle for a boring old resume when you can do something unique? That’s the premise of this developer’s animated skills. It makes excellent use of typography, along with a simple color scheme.
Rainbow Text Hover Animation by Sarah Fossheim
Here’s proof that you don’t need to go overboard with movement. A CSS conic gradient was used to create the delightful “rainbow” effect on this text. Hovering transforms it to use a singular color.
Simple Neon Text Effect by Mohammad H Alijany
Add this snippet to the “less is more” category. A simple neon text effect brings contrast here, but the little details make it even better. The intermittent dimming of the text adds both fun and realism.
NITW Text Animation by cpsdqs
There’s so much to love about this presentation. It’s simple, fun, and subtle. The movement of individual letters is noticeable – but not distracting. And there’s a television-like quality to its look. Plus, the interactive elements serve to enhance the experience.
More Than Words Alone Can Say
The ability to dress up text with code opens the door to creativity. Under the right circumstances, movement and interactivity are welcome additions to a website.
And sometimes, it’s the simplest things that make the most significant difference. Sure, it’s possible to create cinematic effects. But subtlety can also stand out effectively. The great thing is that you get to decide what works best for your messaging.
If you’d like to see even more ways to enhance your words, check out our CodePen collection.