Creates a shadow box around the text when it is hovered.

  • display: inline-block to set width and length for p element thus making it an inline-block.
  • Set transform: perspective(1px) to give element a 3D space by affecting the distance between the Z plane and the user and translate(0) to reposition the p element along z-axis in 3D space.
  • box-shadow: to set up the box.
  • transparent to make box transparent.
  • transition-property to enable transitions for both box-shadow and transform.
  • :hover to activate whole css when hovering is done until active.
  • transform: scale(1.2) to change the scale, magnifying the text.


Box it!


<p class="hover-shadow-box-animation">Box it!</p>


.hover-shadow-box-animation {
  display: inline-block;
  vertical-align: middle;
  transform: perspective(1px) translateZ(0);
  box-shadow: 0 0 1px transparent;
  margin: 10px;
  transition-duration: 0.3s;
  transition-property: box-shadow, transform;

.hover-shadow-box-animation:active {
  box-shadow: 1px 10px 10px -10px rgba(0, 0, 24, 0.5);
  transform: scale(1.2);