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Chapter 9. Special Effects > Creating Text Drop Shadows

Creating Text Drop Shadows

Drop shadows are often used to add emphasis to text or graphics by making the object seem to float over the screen. However, in Web design, drop shadows have historically only been achievable by placing them into graphics or using CSS hacks that place one text layer over another, slightly offset.

The good news is that now CSS includes the text-shadow property that allows you to quickly create a variety of drop shadow (or drop glow) effects (Figures 9.4 and 9.5). The bad news is that the style is not widely supported. At the time of this writing, only Safari supports this style.


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