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Terminal Text Effect
<div class='console-container'><span id='text'></span><div class='console-underscore' id='console'>&#95;</div></div>
// function([string1, string2],target id,[color1,color2])
consoleText(['Hello World.', 'Console Text', 'Made with Love.'], 'text',['tomato','rebeccapurple','lightblue']);
function consoleText(words, id, colors) {
if (colors === undefined) colors = ['#fff'];
var visible = true;
var con = document.getElementById('console');
var letterCount = 1;
var x = 1;
var waiting = false;
var target = document.getElementById(id)
target.setAttribute('style', 'color:' + colors[0])
window.setInterval(function() {
if (letterCount === 0 && waiting === false) {
waiting = true;
target.innerHTML = words[0].substring(0, letterCount)
window.setTimeout(function() {
var usedColor = colors.shift();
colors.push(usedColor);
var usedWord = words.shift();
words.push(usedWord);
x = 1;
target.setAttribute('style', 'color:' + colors[0])
letterCount += x;
waiting = false;
}, 1000)
} else if (letterCount === words[0].length + 1 && waiting === false) {
waiting = true;
window.setTimeout(function() {
x = -1;
letterCount += x;
waiting = false;
}, 1000)
} else if (waiting === false) {
target.innerHTML = words[0].substring(0, letterCount)
letterCount += x;
}
}, 120)
window.setInterval(function() {
if (visible === true) {
con.className = 'console-underscore hidden'
visible = false;
} else {
con.className = 'console-underscore'
visible = true;
}
}, 400)
}
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Khula:700);
body {
background: #111;
}
.hidden {
opacity:0;
}
.console-container {
font-family:Khula;
font-size:4em;
text-align:center;
height:200px;
width:600px;
display:block;
position:absolute;
color:white;
top:0;
bottom:0;
left:0;
right:0;
margin:auto;
}
.console-underscore {
display:inline-block;
position:relative;
top:-0.14em;
left:10px;
}

Terminal Text Effect

A simple terminal text effect written in vanilla JS, no dependencies. Just copy the function into your code and have fun.

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