Vertical Text Engine

12th November 2008 · Last updated: 5th October 2016

This demo generates vertical text without using images. The code outputs one or more columns, with a few special effects possible. Since the text is not in an image, other effects may be created by tweaking the code as you see fit. Think text shadows, font-smoothing, different fonts, custom characters and anything you can imagine.

Screenshot of Vertical Text Engine demo


Note: I found problems with Firefox recognising hyperlinked areas when ten columns were used. Sometimes it was clickable, other times it was as if the link wasn't there in the code, even though it was. Therefore I have removed the code to add links around the text for now.

Lastly, if anyone knows how to make it faster, let me know! It works brilliantly offline but I noticed when uploaded, the speed dropped considerably.