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Chapter 6. Text Effects and Typographic Styles

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Text content has been the backbone of the Web since its creation, yet for years we’ve had to make do with a very limited set of tools. CSS3 hugely expands its typographic toolset by introducing a range of new and updated features in the Text Module.

Chief among these features is the ability to add shadows to text. Although this addition doesn’t sound particularly revolutionary—print typographers have been able to use shadows for a long time—the new syntax is flexible enough to allow for some very nice effects. A similar feature is text-outlining (or text-stroking), which, although not widely implemented, ...

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