The text-shadow property applies one or more drop shadows, outlines, bevels, and other effects to the text of an element. Each text-shadow property must contain both a horizontal and vertical shadow value and, optionally, a blur radius and color value.

  • Initial valuenone
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueA color plus three absolute lengths
  • AnimatableYes
  • CSS VersionCSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: none | <length>{2,3} && <color>

text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #CCC;
  • noneNo shadow is applied.
  • <length>This is a <length> value. The first value represents offset-x and the second value represents offset-y, these values are required. The third value represents the blur radius, the higher the value, the bigger the blur; the shadow becomes wider and lighter. If not specified, it defaults to 0.
  • <color>Optional. Can be specified either before or after the offset values. If the color is not specified, a browser chosen color will be used.
.class {
   text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #ccc; 

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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