How to Use Text Animation in Tailwind CSS

In this section, we will learn how to use text animation in Tailwind CSS. To create a text animation without defining custom keyframes in CSS, you can leverage the existing animation utilities in Tailwind along with some creative use of other utility classes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this.

Utilize Tailwind’s Built-in Animation Utilities: Tailwind provides some basic animation classes, such as animate-spin or animate-ping, but these might not be directly suitable for text animations. However, you can use them as a starting point.

Combine with Transform Utilities: You can combine the animation utilities with transform utilities (like scale, rotate, translate, etc.) to create more interesting effects. For example, you might use scale to create a popping effect.

Tailwind CSS Simple Popping Text Animation.

<div class="animate-pulse">
    <span class="text-2xl font-bold transform scale-90 hover:scale-100 transition-transform duration-300 ease-in-out">
        Animated Text
    </span>
</div>
Popping Text Animation

Tailwind CSS Popping Color Text Animation.

<div class="animate-pulse">
    <span class="text-2xl font-bold text-purple-500 hover:text-purple-700 transition-colors duration-300">
        Animated Text
    </span>
</div>
Color Text Animation

Tailwind CSS Bouncing Text Animation.

<div class="animate-bounce p-4">
    <span class="text-4xl font-bold text-orange-500">
        Bouncing Text
    </span>
</div>

<div class="animate-bounce bg-green-500 max-w-sm p-4">
    <span class="text-4xl font-bold text-white">
        Bouncing Text
    </span>
</div>
bouncing text animation

Tailwind CSS custom keyframe Text Animation.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Text Animation with Tailwind CSS</title>
    <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script>
    <style>
        @keyframes slide-in {
            from {
                transform: translateX(-100%);
            }
            to {
                transform: translateX(0);
            }
        }

        .animate-slide-in {
            animation: slide-in 1s ease-out;
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body class="flex justify-center items-center h-screen bg-gray-100">
    <h1 class="text-4xl font-bold animate-slide-in">Hello, Tailwind CSS!</h1>
</body>
</html>