css hover link style : demo 116

CSS

(Fonts required: Gabriela.)
                        .link{
                            color: #000;
                            font-family: 'Gabriela', serif;
                            font-size: 25px;
                            font-weight: 700;
                            text-transform: capitalize;
                            letter-spacing: 1px;
                            line-height: 20px;
                            margin: 5px;
                            display: inline-block;
                            position: relative;
                            z-index: 1;
                            transition: all 0.5s ease-in 0s;
                        }
                        .link:focus,
                        .link:hover{
                            color: transparent;
                            background: linear-gradient(to right,#ED3816,#ED5410,#CC3259,#5DBD3E);
                            -webkit-background-clip: text;
                            -webkit-text-fill-color: transparent;
                        }
                        .link:before,
                        .link:after,
                        .link span:before,
                        .link span:after{
                            content: '';
                            background-color: #ED3816;
                            width: 25%;
                            visibility: hidden;
                            opacity: 0;
                            position: absolute;
                            left: 0;
                            top: -5px;
                            bottom: -5px;
                            z-index: -1;
                        }
                        .link:after{
                            background-color: #ED5410;
                            left: 25%;
                        }
                        .link span:before{
                            background-color: #CC3259;
                            left: 50%;
                        }
                        .link span:after{
                            background-color: #5DBD3E;
                            left: 75%;
                        }
                        .link:hover:before,
                        .link:hover:after,
                        .link:hover span:before,
                        .link:hover span:after{
                            animation: animate 0.5s linear;
                        }
                        @keyframes animate{
                            0%{
                                visibility: visible;
                                opacity: 1;
                            }
                            100%{ transform: scale(0); }
                        }
                        @media only screen and (max-width: 767px){
                            .link{ margin-bottom: 30px; }
                        }
                    
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