CircleType.js

CircleType.js is a tiny (4kb) JavaScript library that lets you curve type on the web.

Features

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Demos

Basic Arc

Here’s some curved text that flows clockwise.

Here’s some curved text flowing clockwise.

<h2 id="demo1">Here’s some curved text flowing clockwise.</h2> new CircleType(document.getElementById('demo1')).radius(384);

Reversed Arc

By setting dir to -1, the text will flow counter-clockwise instead.

Here’s some curved text flowing counter-clockwise.

<h2 id="demo2">Here’s some curved text flowing counter-clockwise.</h2> new CircleType(document.getElementById('demo2')).dir(-1).radius(384);

Auto Radius

By leaving the radius empty, CircleType.js will find the perfect radius so the text makes a complete rotation.

This text makes a complete rotation no matter how long it is.

<h2 id="demo3">This text makes a complete rotation no matter how long it is. </h2> new CircleType(document.getElementById('demo3'));

Fluid

Update the radius when the window is resized to create a fluid effect (try resizing your window).

This curved type shrinks and expands to fit inside its container.

<h2 id="demo4">This curved type shrinks and expands to fit inside its container. </h2> var demo4 = new CircleType(document.getElementById('demo4')); window.addEventListener('resize', function updateRadius() { demo4.radius(demo4.element.offsetWidth / 2); }); updateRadius();

Using FitText.js

Here’s how you can use FitText.js to make the text scale (try resizing your window)

I play well with FitText.js too!

<h2 id="demo5">I play well with FitText.js too! </h2> var demo5 = new CircleType(document.getElementById('demo5')).radius(180); $(demo5.element).fitText();

Destroy

Here’s how you can remove the effect from an element.

Destroy Me

Easily remove the effect.

<button id="destroyButton">Destroy Me</button> <h2 id="demo6">Easily remove the effect.</h2> var demo6 = new CircleType(document.getElementById('demo6')).radius(180); document.getElementById('destroyButton').addEventListener('click', demo6.destroy.bind(demo6));

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