Shining Effect on Text with CSS3 and jQuery – shineText

Shining Effect on Text with CSS3 and jQuery
Code Snippet:shineText
Author: Kostas Minaidis
Published: January 12, 2024
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Downloads: 3,367
License: MIT
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A lightweight jQuery plugin to create a shining effect on text with CSS3. The plugin offers to shine any text on different JavaScript events (i.e click, hover, touch, etc.) with custom speed timing. You can also set up a custom CSS style class for shining text.

How to Create Text Shining Effect

1. To get started with shineText, load the jQuery and plugin assets into HTML document.

<!-- jQuery -->
<script src=""></script>

<!-- Shine Text CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/jquery.shining.min.css">

<!-- Shine Text Js -->
<script src="js/jquery.shining.js"></script>

2. After that, set a unique id to text that you want to shine.

<h1 id="myText"> CSS 3 SHINING TEXT </h1>

3. Finally initialize the plugin (with click, mouseenter, mouseleave or your desired event).

$("#text").click(function() { 



Advance Configuration Options for Shining Effect on Text

The following are some advanced configuration options to create/customize “Shining Effect on Text”.

speed This option defines the shine effect moving speed. Default: 50, Type: number

   speed: 200,
shineClass Define the CSS style class for the shining text. You can set your own CSS style with the custom class through this option. Default: “shine”, Type: String

   shineClass: "custom-class",
complete The callback function that will be executed after the completion of shineText. Default: null, Type: function

   complete: function(){
      //do something

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