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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies by Chris Minnick, Ed Tittel

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18

CSS Text and Shadow Effects

In This Chapter

arrow Creating shadows

arrow Creating inset text

arrow Creating 3D text

arrow Creating a letterpress effect

arrow Adding drop shadows

arrow Rotating text

CSS3 contains many new properties that web developers and designers can use to style, alter, transform, customize, tweak, and enhance text. The result of all these new properties is that the need to use images to achieve desired text effects is greatly reduced.

You get the following benefits out of being able to use styled text rather than images:

check.png Text takes up less storage space and therefore it downloads faster than images.

check.png Text can be read by screen readers and other types of alternative browsers for people with disabilities. ...

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