There are a variety of methods used to create interesting text effects with CSS3, allowing designers to exercise more creativity and produce more visually pleasing web pages. In this post we provide some really awesome CSS3 Typography Experiments.

Stereoscopic 3D effect with CSS3

CSS3 Tilt-Shift Text experiment

Where are the trees is an experiment trying to create a Tilt-Shift effect on Text using CSS3.


FLASHLIGHT is another CSS3 experiment. Again the text color is set to transparent and text-shadow is added. For the hover effect a rotate Y transition is used with a low perspective.Works in Safari only. Booo!

Subtle CSS3 Typography that you’d Swear was Made in Photoshop

Thanks to text shadows, outlines, transitions, and even text gradients, we can now create cool typography that you’d swear had to be made with a program like Photoshop. Nope, all CSS3 baby! Let’s take a look in this video quick tip.

CSS3 glass text effect

ZEPPELIN is an experiment trying to create a glass text effect (refractive index) with CSS3.

CSS typography experiment

This is a quick experiment that reproduces an image from I Love Typography using nothing more than simple semantic HTML, CSS 2.1, and modern browser implementations of a couple of CSS3 properties.

CSS3 Trans­forms & @font-face Experiment

CSS3 Background-Clip & @Font-Face

Curtis CSS Typeface

CSS 3 Transform Experiment

Transform is a pretty exciting feature that’s been implemented in CSS 3. So why haven’t we used more of it in our designs?

CSS Poster: Three Laws of Robotics

Another experiment in CSS3 techniques. This one uses lovely bits like box-shadow, border-radius, @font-face, transform, box-sizing, text-shadow, RGBa, and maybe some more stuff.

Create a Vibrant Digital Poster Design with CSS3

CSS has come a long way in recent years, and with new browser support for a hand full of CSS3 properties we can begin to replicate design styles directly in the browser that beforehand were recently only possible in our design applications.


  • Niall
    The Flashlight experiment is exactly what I was looking for! Gotta love the typography too. Nice finds.