How can I pulse the glow effect in HTML

Posted on 2015-01-28
Last Modified: 2015-01-28
Hi all,

I would like some HTML text to have a glow effect; something like this:
<!doctype html>
h1 {
    text-shadow: 0 0 3px #FF0000;
    color: white;
<h1>Text-shadow with red neon glow</h1>

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However, I would like either the glow or text color to fade between two colors, to bring this section to the operators attention.
I need to be able to use this code in IE11, Firefox and Chrome.
Any idea how I can achieve this?
Any help would be appreciated.
Many thanks,
Question by:jatkin
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by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 40575313
you can use js to add a class, and a timeout to remove the class. the fade effect can be achieved with a css transition.

Here is a fiddle. Click on the text:

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ID: 40575319
That looks almost perfect!
How do I do this effect continuously without intervention from the user?
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by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 40575336
you could do it on page load.. not sure that's what you want though - it would be pretty annoying. hold on, let me modify the script.
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ID: 40575352
Thanks so much for such a quick response :-)
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