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Gradient Text w/Drop Shadow

Gradient Text w/Drop Shadow

Uses a mix-blend-mode screen over the text, which gradiates the text as well as the text-shadow. Not so fancy on backgrounds other than white.

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<h1 class="gradient-text">If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.</h1>
<p><cite>&ndash; Probably Not Really An African Proverb</cite></p>
@import '';
.gradient-text {
position: relative;
text-shadow: .15em .15em .35em #888;
padding: .5em;
&::after {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
bottom: 0;
right: 0;
background: radial-gradient(circle at 70% 3%, #aa048b, #bb9801);
mix-blend-mode: screen;
// boring
body {
font-size: 4vmax;
text-align: center;
background: #fff;
color: #000;
blockquote {
margin: 0;
h1 {
font-family: 'Kaushan Script', sans-serif;
letter-spacing: -.1ch;
margin: 0;
line-height: 1.3;
p {
font-family: sans-serif;
font-size: 1ch;
opacity: .35;
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