As you may know Text-shadow is predominately a CSS3 property that allows you to display a shadow behind your text. If you are a stylish type of person then you may want to use this text shadow effect on your website and you’re in luck because jQuery can help you! Here are some pretty neat jQuery Mouse/Text Shadow Plugins just for you! Enjoy!
1. jQuery Fancy Drop Shadow Plugin
A very simple plugin for jQuery that uses the CSS text-shadow and box-shadow feature to change the shadow direction according to the current mouse position.
2. (Almost) Cross browser text-shadow
Text-shadow is a neat little CSS3 (actually, CSS2) property that allows you to display a shadow behind your text.
3. A jQuery Plugin To Create CSS3 Text-Shadows in Internet Explorer
jQuery plugin where you can just apply this to an element and have it automatically do all the work for you while still working in IE6, IE7 & IE8.
4. Real Shadow: A jQuery Plugin for Creating Realistic Shadows
What it does is it gives an element a shadow that changes its attributes depending on the location of the mouse cursor.
5. Textgrad : a jQuery text gradient plugin
It contains four functions applicable to a selection : spanize, unspanize, textgrad and textscan.
6. Codename Rainbows
This works especially well on big sites or dynamic content where it’d be impractical to create images for every instance.
7. animate-textshadow.js – Animated CSS text shadows with jQuery
Is a simple, lightweight jQuery plugin which lets you animate an element’s text-shadow property, using jQuery’s regular .animate method.
8. jQuery Shadow Plugin
A jQuery plugin to create drop shadows of various types.
Text and Box-Shadow Animation jQuery Plugin.
Add the ability to make elements “glow” when you hover over them. For browsers that support the text-shadow CSS property, you can also add a halo.
Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.