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Amit Merchant

Amit Merchant

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Twitching Text

I recently stumbled upon this sleek portfolio website of Maxime Heckel. It’s clean and minimalistic and there are a lot of small details and micro-interactions that make it stand out.

But one thing that intrigued me was this twitching text effect which looks quite natural and subtle at the same time.

Twitching Text

I dug into this effect and tried to recreate it.

Here’s the CodePen that I ended up with for the same.

See the Pen Animated gradient effect using CSS by Amit Merchant (@amit_merchant) on CodePen.

The entire piece uses a lot of keyframe animations. If you notice, it also uses the data-text attribute to use it as content and animate it further to a realistic looking twitching effect.

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