In the fast-paced world with millions of websites where does your website stand? Firstly, among all webs offering similar services and information, your website may require good visuals. Achieve this by designing an eye-catching layout. Probably, the most efficient way to decrease bounce rate is to contain visually attractive content. Content is the key but do we have time to get through all content? Because time is what people have less these days answer is no. That’s where animation comes into handy. Video animations can be cool. However, just a basic text animation can significantly improve performance. Since they are appealing to eyes they can make a good lasting impression. Visitors find animations good reason to stay on. For achieving this CSS and JavaScript maybe the first things that comes to mind.

HTML may provide the structure and content for any web page. However, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript are the integral part of any website. They bring life into structural HTML. Hence, immediately influences the tone of the website and viewing experience. It is the use of CSS that present websites in a beautiful manner. Furthermore, inclusion of JavaScript makes sure significant actions are brought into attention of visitors and aren’t missed. Basically, speaking CSS and JavaScript are used to give the website view we desire and make it interactive. This results in visitors getting a lot of information in a short time.

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So, we have it here, what is to be done to engage traffic in the website and probable tools that are used to do so. Check out 20 different awesome text animation with CSS and JavaScript that you can include in your website:

1. Simple CSS Text Animation

This animation style gives impression of focusing on multiple category with less effort. A website may give multiple information with the use of single tag line. An online shopping site promoting sales offer on multiple items can implement this to quickly gain attention of visitors.


Simple CSS Text Animation

2. Text Animation

The rotating effect using text animation adds dynamic contrast to web page. This effect can be used in live counters, timers or reflect on real time change. Author Yoann achieved this using only CSS. The animation contains slowly glowing brackets and quickly rotating words. In other words, it quickly attracts viewers to disseminate something important.


Text Animation

3. Shining Text Animation Effects

The shining text animation effects by name itself indicates that the animation is about lighting effects on text. Very simple and few lines of CSS code can help to achieve this effect. Above all, it also gives a premium feeling of something exciting to be revealed. Certainly this animation gives the feeling of premier of a Hollywood movie or unveiling of a pretty expensive diamond necklace.


Shining Text Animation

4. Hard Work

Coding is not an easy thing to do and Hard Work animation is also not an exception. Looking into code it seems to require some brainstorming and logical skills. But as one has said Key to success is hard work, this animation is sure to gain some appreciation from the visitors. The example depicted for this text animation reflects flexibility, fun and play which makes it a good element to be included in a website for children.


Hard Work

5. Topography Animation

The real hero in this text animation style penned by Georgi Nikoloff is JavaScript. Rearrangement of each grid to form another alphabet. This text animation gives the impression of interlink between different kind of elements. As a result for which many of the home page of industries owning a group of business might be interested to use this effect as a symbol of their coverage in the market.


Topography Animation

6. Animated Text Gradient

This beautiful text animation created by Chris Hodges shows how playing with colors in CSS gives pleasant result. The movement of colors within the text mimics varieties of experience that are offered through a simple text heading.


Animated Text Gradient

7. Title Text Animation

Creator Robin Treur must have thought of a classic country side restaurant offering their best food from the menu through big hording boards while designing this beautiful animation. This style equally depends on CSS and JavaScript to present colorful titles appearing out of nowhere and the adjusting themselves to an alignment.


Title Text Animation

8. Shattering Text Animation

One needs some serious skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to bring up something like this by designer Arsen Zbidniakov. The effect breaks the provided text into different pieces of polygons that are then shattered away.


Shattering Text Animation

9. Variable Font – Animated Over

This is one of the simplest animations used to focus on key terms in a sentence by changing the weight of the term from other words in the sentence or a paragraph. Nothing much fancy but this animation surely makes some use of JavaScript to quickly give visitors knowledge of striking keywords and get to know the content of article at an instant.


Variable Font - Animated Over

10. Repellers

Repellers by Johan Karlsson looks to have been inspired from classic screensavers of windows OS and touch me not plant. The text and ball movements are periodic. Moreover, movement of mouse causes forced movement in text like that of a stimulus reaction in living organisms. Inclusion of this effect on website may subsequently engage some young visitors to stick for a while just playing with the effect. Hovering on already weighted text causes font weight to increase even more making them easier to read.



11. 2047 Colorful Animation

Don’t get confused; this isn’t a dialogue box lag we used to see in older version of windows OS but a colorful flow of text through the trailing shadow of text. Creator Mustafa Enes gave a glowing effect on text. This effect will grab the attention of any visitor whether they were interested initially or not. Therefore, taking notice of it. Implementation of this style on a hardware maybe a quick way to become a millionaire during festive season of Tihar and Diwali in Nepal and India.


2047 Colorful Animation

12. Animated Text Shadow Pattern

Have you ever thought of decorating your home with a water fall? Well, that might be expensive requiring heavy resources in terms of material as well as human however, with some CSS skill you can easily depict flowing movement around text as brought by Carpe Numidium. Instead of traditional dark shadows this text animation style uses backslash (“\”) that follows the shape of text. Animated text shadow pattern maybe a wise design to choose for websites offering decoration services.


Animated Text Shadow Pattern

13. Pure CSS Text Animation

Using only CSS, you can create some really excited text jumping with joy. Creator Arlina Design really showed the power of CSS while bringing up this style which included text styles and animations. The animation basically consists of bouncing effects for text.


Pure CSS Text Animation

14.Animated text fill with svg text practice

Cesar C’s animation style includes changing and circulating border colors created entirely with CSS. For eyes it is hard to say whether it is colors that are circuiting around the border of alphabets or if its some tiny bugs chasing each other in a race. Nevertheless, creator has created a simple sort of illusion with this design.


Animated text fill with svg text practice

15. Pure CSS Text Animation

This is much similar to title text animation that we have seen above. The text seems to appear out of thin air and disappear in the same air indicating to viewers don’t miss the opportunity. Creator has mentioned to use Chrome for better viewing experience; therefore, the design might have some compatibility issues with other browsers.


Pure CSS text animation

16. Animated wave clipped by text

It won’t take more than a second for viewers or page owners to decide where they would want to include this design by Web-tiki in their web page. This cool loading design with wave flowing through the text will probably increase some patience in visitors while a page is being loaded.


Animated wave clipped by text

17. SVG video mask on text

This is similar to the animation by Web-tiki just mentioned above. Creator Simon Evans has replaced the wave that was flowing inside text by video of some floating balloons in this animation style. With proper videography and CSS skills a beautiful introductory video masked inside the company name or even an individual can be designed.


SVG video mask on text

18. Letter Animation

Created with love by Florin Pop, this animation will remind majority of animation movie lovers introduction of Pixar Studios. Each alphabet in the text has unique movement. They vary from flipping, stretching, transition to being inclined. Maybe next animation movie will fancy using this animation?


Letter Animation

19. CSS only Frozen text

Another animation that reminds of animation movie, Disney’s Frozen this time. With customized font to match the theme of text and shiny effect on icy surface inside the text designer Mandy Michael might be responsible for cover design of the sequel.


CSS only Frozen text

20.Auto Type! (Pure CSS)

This is one of the simplest but amazing example of text animation with CSS. Each alphabet appears after a moment with typing cursor to depict the feeling of conveying a message by typing.  This is one of the efficient means to provide information on accomplishments, work descriptions, portfolio or simple instructions in a website.


Auto typing


These are only few of many text animations. Some beautiful artist and designers carved these ideas. Furthermore, there are even more ways to achieve amazing animations. In conclusion, they have been introduced to set up foundation for something maybe even better than this for learners, freshers or even experienced designers to understand the power of CSS and JavaScript and how they hold the potential to enhance viewing experience of any website.