Typing Effect using HTML, CSS and Vanilla JavaScript – Coding Torque

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Hello Guys! Welcome to Coding Torque. In this blog, I’m going to explain to you how to make Typing effect using vanilla JavaScript. You can use this effect on your website/portfolio to showcase any skills/features. This will be a step-by-step guide. Let’s get started 🚀.

Before we start, here are some JavaScript Games you might like to create:

1. Snake Game using JavaScript

2. 2D Bouncing Ball Game using JavaScript

3. Rock Paper Scissor Game using JavaScript

4. Tic Tac Toe Game using JavaScript

5. Whack a Mole Game using JavaScript


I would recommend you don’t just copy and paste the code, just look at the code and type by understanding it.


HTML Code 

Starter Template

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">

    <!-- Required meta tags -->
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <title>Typing Effect using JavaScript - @code.scientist</title>

    <!-- Further code here -->


Paste the below code in your <body> tag

<div class="container">
    <p>Coding is <span class="typed-text"></span><span class="cursor">&nbsp;</span></p>

Output Till Now

CSS Code 

Create a file style.css and paste the code below.

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat');

* {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    box-sizing: border-box;

body {
    font-family: 'Montserrat', sans-serif;
    background-color: #000;
    color: #eee;

.container {
    height: 100vh;
    display: flex;
    justify-content: center;
    align-items: center;

.container p {
    font-size: 3rem;
    padding: 0.5rem;
    font-weight: bold;
    letter-spacing: 0.1rem;
    text-align: center;
    overflow: hidden;

.container p span.typed-text {
    font-weight: normal;
    color: #dd7732;

.container p span.cursor {
    display: inline-block;
    background-color: #ccc;
    margin-left: 0.1rem;
    width: 3px;
    animation: blink 1s infinite;

.container p span.cursor.typing {
    animation: none;

@keyframes blink {
    0% {
        background-color: #ccc;

    49% {
        background-color: #ccc;

    50% {
        background-color: transparent;

    99% {
        background-color: transparent;

    100% {
        background-color: #ccc;


Output Till Now

typing effect using javascript with source code

JavaScript Code 

Create a file script.js and paste the code below.
const typedTextSpan = document.querySelector(".typed-text");
const cursorSpan = document.querySelector(".cursor");

const textArray = ["hard", "fun", "a journey", "LIFE"];
const typingDelay = 200;
const erasingDelay = 100;
const newTextDelay = 2000; // Delay between current and next text
let textArrayIndex = 0;
let charIndex = 0;

function type() {
    if (charIndex < textArray[textArrayIndex].length) {
        if (!cursorSpan.classList.contains("typing")) cursorSpan.classList.add("typing");
        typedTextSpan.textContent += textArray[textArrayIndex].charAt(charIndex);
        setTimeout(type, typingDelay);
    else {
        setTimeout(erase, newTextDelay);

function erase() {
    if (charIndex > 0) {
        if (!cursorSpan.classList.contains("typing")) cursorSpan.classList.add("typing");
        typedTextSpan.textContent = textArray[textArrayIndex].substring(0, charIndex - 1);
        setTimeout(erase, erasingDelay);
    else {
        if (textArrayIndex >= textArray.length) textArrayIndex = 0;
        setTimeout(type, typingDelay + 1100);

document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function () { // On DOM Load initiate the effect
    if (textArray.length) setTimeout(type, newTextDelay + 250);
Written by: Piyush Patil
Code Credits: @Coding_Journey
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