CSS Font Border?


3 Answers

UPDATE

Here's a SCSS mixin to generate the stroke: http://codepen.io/pixelass/pen/gbGZYL

/// Stroke font-character
/// @param  {Integer} $stroke - Stroke width
/// @param  {Color}   $color  - Stroke color
/// @return {List}            - text-shadow list
@function stroke($stroke, $color) {
  $shadow: ();
  $from: $stroke*-1;
  @for $i from $from through $stroke {
   @for $j from $from through $stroke {
      $shadow: append($shadow, $i*1px $j*1px 0 $color, comma);
    }
  }
  @return $shadow;
}
/// Stroke font-character
/// @param  {Integer} $stroke - Stroke width
/// @param  {Color}   $color  - Stroke color
/// @return {Style}           - text-shadow
@mixin stroke($stroke, $color) {
  text-shadow: stroke($stroke, $color);
}

YES old question.. with accepted (and good) answers..

BUT...In case anybody ever needs this and hates typing code...

THIS is a 2px black border with CrossBrowser support (not IE) I needed this for @fontface fonts so it needed to be cleaner than previous seen answers... I takes every side pixelwise to make sure there are (almost) no gaps for "fuzzy" (handrawn or similar) fonts. Subpixels (0.5px) could be added but I don't need it.

Long code for just the border??? ...YES!!!

text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #000,
    -1px 1px 0 #000,
    1px -1px 0 #000,
    -1px -1px 0 #000,
    0px 1px 0 #000,
    0px -1px 0 #000,
    -1px 0px 0 #000,
    1px 0px 0 #000,
    2px 2px 0 #000,
    -2px 2px 0 #000,
    2px -2px 0 #000,
    -2px -2px 0 #000,
    0px 2px 0 #000,
    0px -2px 0 #000,
    -2px 0px 0 #000,
    2px 0px 0 #000,
    1px 2px 0 #000,
    -1px 2px 0 #000,
    1px -2px 0 #000,
    -1px -2px 0 #000,
    2px 1px 0 #000,
    -2px 1px 0 #000,
    2px -1px 0 #000,
    -2px -1px 0 #000;
Question

With all the new CSS3 border stuff going on (-webkit, ...) is it now possible to add a border to your font? (Like the solid white border around the blue Twitter logo). If not, are there any not-too-ugly hacks that will accomplish this in CSS/XHTML or do I still need to fire up Photoshop?




To elaborate more on some answers that have mentioned -webkit-text-stroke, here's is the code to make it work:

div {
  -webkit-text-fill-color: black;
  -webkit-text-stroke-color: red;
  -webkit-text-stroke-width: 2.00px; 
}

An in-depth article about using text stroke is here and a list of browsers that support text stroke is here.




Here's what I'm using :

.text_with_1px_border
{
    text-shadow: 
        -1px -1px 0px #000,
         0px -1px 0px #000,
         1px -1px 0px #000,
        -1px  0px 0px #000,
         1px  0px 0px #000,
        -1px  1px 0px #000,
         0px  1px 0px #000,
         1px  1px 0px #000;
}

.text_with_2px_border
{
    text-shadow: 
        /* first layer at 1px */
        -1px -1px 0px #000,
         0px -1px 0px #000,
         1px -1px 0px #000,
        -1px  0px 0px #000,
         1px  0px 0px #000,
        -1px  1px 0px #000,
         0px  1px 0px #000,
         1px  1px 0px #000,
        /* second layer at 2px */
        -2px -2px 0px #000,
        -1px -2px 0px #000,
         0px -2px 0px #000,
         1px -2px 0px #000,
         2px -2px 0px #000,
         2px -1px 0px #000,
         2px  0px 0px #000,
         2px  1px 0px #000,
         2px  2px 0px #000,
         1px  2px 0px #000,
         0px  2px 0px #000,
        -1px  2px 0px #000,
        -2px  2px 0px #000,
        -2px  1px 0px #000,
        -2px  0px 0px #000,
        -2px -1px 0px #000;
}



text-shadow:
    1px  1px 2px black,
    1px -1px 2px black,
   -1px  1px 2px black,
   -1px -1px 2px black;





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