cssAudio - Activefile-genericCSS - ActiveGeneric - ActiveHTML - ActiveImage - ActiveJS - ActiveSVG - ActiveText - Activefile-genericVideo - ActiveLovehtmlicon-new-collectionicon-personicon-teamlog-outoctocatpop-outspinnerstartv

Pen Settings

CSS Base

Vendor Prefixing

Add External Stylesheets/Pens

Any URL's added here will be added as <link>s in order, and before the CSS in the editor. If you link to another Pen, it will include the CSS from that Pen. If the preprocessor matches, it will attempt to combine them before processing.

+ add another resource

You're using npm packages, so we've auto-selected Babel for you here, which we require to process imports and make it all work. If you need to use a different JavaScript preprocessor, remove the packages in the npm tab.

Add External Scripts/Pens

Any URL's added here will be added as <script>s in order, and run before the JavaScript in the editor. You can use the URL of any other Pen and it will include the JavaScript from that Pen.

+ add another resource

Use npm Packages

We can make npm packages available for you to use in your JavaScript. We use webpack to prepare them and make them available to import. We'll also process your JavaScript with Babel.

⚠️ This feature can only be used by logged in users.

Code Indentation


Save Automatically?

If active, Pens will autosave every 30 seconds after being saved once.

Auto-Updating Preview

If enabled, the preview panel updates automatically as you code. If disabled, use the "Run" button to update.

              <span class="msg-icn">So nice</span>
              html, body {
  height: 100%;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  width: 100%;
  text-align: center;
body {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
  background: linear-gradient(to right, #536976, #292e49);
  font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

.msg-icn {
  display: inline-block;
  position: relative;
  padding:  10px 20px;
  color: #fff;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  max-width: 300px;
  min-width: 80px;
  min-height: 38px;
.msg-icn:before {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  display: block;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  height: 100%;
  width: 100%;
  border: 1px solid #e5a002;
  border-radius: 2px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  clip-path: polygon(0% 105%, 0% 0%, 105% 0%, 105% 105%, 43px 105%, 43px 80%, 21px 80%, 21px 105%);
.msg-icn:after {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  display: block;
  width: 25px;
  height: 20px;
  background: #e5a002;
  top: calc(100% - 1px);
  left: 20px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  clip-path: polygon(0 0, 0% 100%, 100% 0%, calc(100% - 2px) 0, 1px calc(100% - 2px), 1px 0);
              // This isn't necessary but more for demonstration purposes

const typSpd = 70; 
const waitTime = 500;

const text = [
  "I wanted the fun message box with the arrow, but no background.",
  "I didn't find anything",
  "Here's something",
  "It currently works in Chrome and Firefox"

var mi = 0;

function writeString(e, str, i) {
  e.innerHTML = e.innerHTML + str[i];
  if (e.innerHTML.length == str.length && mi != text.length)
    setTimeout(slowlyDelete, waitTime, e);

function deleteString(e) {
  e.innerHTML = e.innerHTML.substring(0, e.innerHTML.length - 1);
  if (e.innerHTML.length == 0)
    slowlyWrite(e, text[mi++]);

function slowlyDelete(e) {
  for (var i = 0; i < e.innerHTML.length; i++) {
    setTimeout(deleteString, typSpd / 2 * i, e);

function slowlyWrite(e, str) {
  for (var i = 0; i < str.length; i++) {
    setTimeout(writeString, typSpd * i, e, str, i);

const msg = document.querySelector(".msg-icn");

🕑 One or more of the npm packages you are using needs to be built. You're the first person to ever need it! We're building it right now and your preview will start updating again when it's ready.
Loading ..................