I’ve often found myself in a position where I want to add a simple text glow effect to some text when hovering over a link. Before CSS3 the only way this was possible was to use some sort of image replacement technique or something.
Well, now it can all be done with the CSS
text-shadow property. Here’s how to create a text glow effect using CSS3.
text-shadow: -1px 1px 8px #ffc, 1px -1px 8px #fff;
Hover Over Me
The text-shadow property has good browser support working in all modern browsers. Not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and below.