Images inline with text


An almost poster-like css+html effect.

Images inline with text

I'm not actually sure where this is stolen from, but it's a pretty slick effect akin to some modern instagram-poster-style layouts.

The main driving force behind this effect is the <span> tag with an image background. Let's look at the code below for a basic setup.

<p>Ex<span class="img one"></span>tra<span class="img two"></span></p>
/* style.css */
  font-size: 8vw;
  margin-block: 0px;
  line-height: 0.9;

  border-radius: 2px;
  width: 6vw;
  height: 3.7vw ;
  background: grey;
  background-image: url("https://source.unsplash.com/user/erondu/1600x900");
  background-position: center; 
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
  display: inline-block;
  margin-left: 4px;
  margin-right: 4px;

  background-image: url("https://source.unsplash.com/user/erondu/1600x900");
  background-image: url("https://source.unsplash.com/random/1600x900");
  width: 16vw;

Notice how we're only using vw units when setting `font-size` and `width` of elements. This is to ensure that this effect works across all screen sizes. Feel free to tweak the numbers for a bigger or smaller effect.

Note that you will have to edit the height of the img class in order to line up the x-height of the text. Here's the result of this boilerplate code:


This effect is somewhat complicated and not very human-readable, so I recommend only using this one for display cases and titles. It probably would look slick too in paragraph form.

Happy coding!

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