Make Your Headlines Shine

Here we learn how to create a text shadow affect, using only a bit of CSS.


The Glowing Headline!

Here is the code to create this effect:

<style>
div.box{
background-color:#000000;
}
h4.glow {
padding:0.5em;
font-size:3.5em;
line-height:1em;
text-align:center;
color:#ffffff;
text-shadow: 0 0 0.4em #ffffff, 0 0 0.5em #ffffff, 0 0 0.25em #ffffff;
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Glow(strength=5, Color=#ffffff);
}
h4.glow p{
zoom: 1;
background-color:#000000;
}
</style>
<div class="box">
<h4 class="glow">The Glowing Headline!</h4>
</div>

Each of the groups of parameters for the text-shadow property are: x-offset; y-offset; blur radius; colour. You need multiple sets of these parameters to create the staggered blurring, which creates the glow effect. The best thing is to take the code and have a play with the numbers. Note that text-shadow doesn't work with Internet Explorer, which is why there's a wrapper div element and a Microsoft.Glow attribute - to create a poor quality version of the text-shadow property's effect.

If you aren't seeing the glowing effect, please let me know!

Thanks to heygrady.com: CSS Text Shadows in Internet Explorer for the IE hack.


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