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Hack 14. Use CSS3 Text Effects to Make Your Text Not Suck

CSS3 text effects finally give you control over your text. Explore some of the newest and greatest text control features with CSS3 text effects.

CSS has always been spectacular to developers and designers. We love the power of controlling look and feel with a simple declaration. Unfortunately, as we learned the inner workings of the style language we started to realize its shortcomings. For a language designed to style HTML (remember the “T” stands for “Text”), we have never had a lot of control over text. I’ve often seen the limitations of CSS text control, as illustrated with the simple phrase shown in Figure 2-7.

text flow controlPopular CSS example that shows the limitation of text flow control
Figure 2-7. Popular CSS example that shows the limitation of text flow control

  

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