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Gradient Underlines

a {
  position: relative;
  padding-bottom: 2px;
  text-decoration: none;

a:hover::after {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 2px;
  left: 0;
  height: 1px;
  width: 100%;
  background: #444;
  background: linear-gradient(left, transparent 0%,#444 50%,transparent 100%);

See the Pen Gradient Underlines by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.


  1. asd
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  2. Nicklas
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    Not bad!

    Throw some transition into that and it’ll be even fancy-er! :)

  3. Sarang
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    Awesome Man ! Thanx Big Thanx !

  4. Brett M
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    Is there a fix for line wrapping? When my link is long enough to wrap onto the next line, the next line won’t be underlined.

  5. Shachar
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    For Firefox needs -moz-linear-gradient(left, transparent 0%,#444 50%,transparent 100%);

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