10 Nouveau CSS3 Text Effect and Web Typography Tutorials

Sam Deering

One of the spheres CSS3 has changed dramatically is web typography. Text styling and neat effects can now be achieved without using any JavaScript or images at all. This post presents 10 very useful CSS3 text effect and web typography tutorials that will take your designs to the next level. Enjoy!

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