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.

The Code:


Hover Over Me

Browser Support

ie10 and aboveChrome 29 and aboveFire Fox 24 and aboveOpera 17 and aboveSafari 5.1 and above

The text-shadow property has good browser support working in all modern browsers. Not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and below.