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HTML

              
                <section class="hero-section">
  <div>
    <h1>Animate Twisting Text With CSS and JavaScript</h1>
    <p>šŸ‘‡ Scroll down</p>
  </div>
</section>
<section>
  <div>
    <h2 data-split data-split-type="scroll">A nice heading</h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Beatae, voluptate. Voluptates quia cumque nihil, tempora aliquid tempore eligendi accusantium quidem delectus illum ullam molestiae magnam dolore asperiores placeat iure vero!</p>
    <a href="" data-split data-split-type="hover">Hover over me ā†’</a>
  </div>
</section>

<section>
  <div>
    <h2 data-split data-split-type="scroll">Another thing here</h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Distinctio, id quisquam illo tenetur nihil sunt maxime incidunt? Quae officiis molestiae ut ducimus inventore amet libero rerum illum. Aperiam, ipsa. Inventore!</p>
    <a href="" data-split data-split-type="hover">Hover over me ā†’</a>
  </div>
</section>

<section>
  <div>
    <h2 data-split data-split-type="scroll">What about this?</h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Assumenda eos praesentium voluptatum iusto dolorum explicabo aliquid? Nulla magnam temporibus deleniti aliquid voluptatem eum soluta, corrupti reiciendis nemo facilis quod amet.</p>
    <a href="" data-split data-split-type="hover">Hover over me ā†’</a>
  </div>
</section>

<footer class="page-footer">
  <span>made by </span>
  <a href="https://georgemartsoukos.com/" target="_blank">
    <img width="24" height="24" src="https://assets.codepen.io/162656/george-martsoukos-small-logo.svg" alt="George Martsoukos logo">
  </a>
</footer>
              
            
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CSS

              
                /* BASIC STYLES
ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ */
* {
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

body {
  background: #edeae4;
  font-family: "Ubunty", sans-serif;
  font-size: 25px;
}

a {
  color: inherit;
}

p {
  margin: 40px 0;
}

section {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
  min-height: 100vh;
  padding: 0 30px;
}

section.hero-section {
  color: white;
  background: #588157;
}

section div {
  position: relative;
  max-width: 1200px;
}

section.hero-section div {
  text-align: center;
}

section a {
  text-decoration: none;
  padding-bottom: 3px;
  border-bottom: 1px solid;
}


/* MAIN STYLES
ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ */
[data-split],
[data-split] span {
  display: inline-block;
}

[data-split] .inner {
  display: block;
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
}

[data-split] .back {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  right: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  left: 0;
}

[data-split] .char {
  transition: all 0.4s cubic-bezier(0.2, 0.63, 0.4, 1.02);
  transition-delay: calc(0.015s * var(--index));
}

[data-split] .back .char {
  opacity: 0;
  /*we use 101% instead of 100% just to be safe that the characters won't appear depending on the font family*/
  transform: translateY(101%) skewX(55deg);
}

[data-split-type="hover"] .char {
  transition-duration: 0.25s;
}

[data-split-type="scroll"].is-animated .back .char,
[data-split-type="hover"]:hover .back .char {
  opacity: 1;
  transform: none;
}

[data-split-type="scroll"].is-animated .front .char,
[data-split-type="hover"]:hover .front .char {
  opacity: 0;
  transform: translateY(-101%) skewX(-55deg);
}


/* FOOTER STYLES
ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ā€“ */
.page-footer {
  position: fixed;
  right: 0;
  bottom: 50px;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  padding: 5px;
  z-index: 1;
  font-size: 16px;
  color: black;
  background: white;
}

.page-footer a {
  display: flex;
  margin-left: 4px;
}

              
            
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JS

              
                splitCharacters();
animateOnScroll();

function splitCharacters() {
  const targets = document.querySelectorAll("[data-split]");

  for (const target of targets) {
    let string = '<span class="inner"><span class="front">';
    let counter = 0;

    const targetContent = target.textContent;
    const words = targetContent.trim().split(" ");

    words.forEach(function (word, wordIndex, wordArray) {
      const chars = word.split("");
      chars.forEach(function (char, charIndex, charArray) {
        string += `<span class="char" style="--index: ${++counter};">${char}</span>`;

        // if we're on the last character of the last word, reset the counter
        if (
          wordIndex === wordArray.length - 1 &&
          charIndex === charArray.length - 1
        ) {
          counter = 0;
        }
      });

      // add a space between each word unless it's the last one
      if (wordIndex !== wordArray.length - 1) {
        string += "<span>&nbsp;</span>";
      }
    });
    string += "</span>"; //end front

    string += '<span class="back">';
    words.forEach(function (word, wordIndex, wordArray) {
      const chars = word.split("");
      chars.forEach(function (char) {
        string += `<span class="char" style="--index: ${++counter};">${char}</span>`;
      });
      if (wordIndex !== wordArray.length - 1) {
        string += "<span>&nbsp;</span>";
      }
    });

    string += "</span>"; // end back
    string += "</span>"; // end inner
    target.innerHTML = string;
  }
}

function animateOnScroll() {
  const targets = document.querySelectorAll('[data-split-type="scroll"]');
  const isAnimatedClass = "is-animated";
  const threshold = 0.5;

  function callback(entries, observer) {
    entries.forEach((entry) => {
      const elem = entry.target;
      if (entry.intersectionRatio >= threshold) {
        elem.classList.add(isAnimatedClass);
      } else {
        elem.classList.remove(isAnimatedClass);
      }
    });
  }

  const observer = new IntersectionObserver(callback, { threshold });
  for (const target of targets) {
    observer.observe(target);
  }
}

              
            
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