Mobile Friendly Website


Doing it with style

CSS DEMOSDrop capitals

Date : Pre 2006

For all modern browsers

This is a demonstration of how to produce a drop capital with the top of the text inline with the top of the drop capital.


This method of producing drop capitals does not rely on pseudo classes but is produced using a span around the first letter.

It displays in all the latest browsers and allows more control over the position of the capital.

Because of all the time and effort spent in producing this demonstration I would ask that you respect my copyright.

  1. If you are using this on a personal web site then please retain the copyright comment in the stylesheet.
    A support donation is now required for this demonstration.
  2. If you are using this on a commercial web site, or as a paying job for a client, then please email me asking for permission - stu{at} and again a support donation is required.
  3. If you are having problems integrating any of my demonstrations into your website then I now offer a service to fault find and correct any errors that you may have introduced. Please email me for more information.


Your donations keep CSS PLAY running.
If your donation is for the use of a demo then please email me with the demo url after making your donation.


Facebook Twitter rss feed Facebook Fan Page