Circular SVG Text Animation

Exploring some experimental circular SVG text effects for an intro animation.

The other day I looked at some nice animations that I always wanted to code up somehow. One of them was this gem by Twotwentytwo and Nathan Riley from 2019:

Furthermore, there’s another beautiful animation that I have stumbled upon recently called Spiral Scheduler by Michael Crawford. Go check it out on, it’s such a smooth animation.

The idea of using circular typography is really awesome and therefore I wanted to explore some animations with it. To do this, I used an SVG with texts on circular paths. There’s a really great article by Amelia Bellamy-Royds that explains how to make them, it’s a great read: Perfecting Paths for <textPath>

I thought it would be nice to make some kind of intro animation and play with different scale effects. There are a lot of possibilities, for the look and for the feel of the animation. So here are three demos for you to explore and hopefully they give you some inspiration for some circular motion design.

Let me know what you think and thank you for checking by!

Tagged with:

Manoela Ilic

Manoela is the main tinkerer at Codrops. With a background in coding and passion for all things design, she creates web experiments and keeps frontend professionals informed about the latest trends.

Stay in the loop: Get your dose of frontend twice a week

👾 Hey! Looking for the latest in frontend? Twice a week, we'll deliver the freshest frontend news, website inspo, cool code demos, videos and UI animations right to your inbox.

Zero fluff, all quality, to make your Mondays and Thursdays more creative!