Hidden text animation with html and css

Posted on October 24th, 2019

Below is a hidden text animation from Darkcode. It is hidden by default and only be shown when hovering. To see how it works, just click on the button Run Pen:

How to create a hidden text animation

Step 1: Add Html

<div class="text middle">
  <span class="hidden">A</span>
  <span class="hidden">R</span>
  <span class="hidden">K</span>
  <span class="hidden">O</span>
  <span class="hidden">D</span>
  <span class="hidden">E</span>

Step 2: Add CSS

body {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  background: #487eb0;
.middle {
  position: absolute;
  top: 50%;
  transform: translateY(-50%);
  width: 100%;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
.text {
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 70px;
  font-family: 'montserrat';
  font-weight: 900;
  cursor: pointer;
.hidden {
  max-width: 0;
  opacity: 0;
  transition: 0.5s ease-in;
.text:hover .hidden {
  opacity: 1;
  max-width: 1em;