css hover link style : demo 45

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CSS

(Fonts required: Mali.)
                        .link{
                            font-family: 'Mali', cursive;
                            display: inline-block;
                            position: relative;
                            z-index: 1;
                        }
                        .link span{
                            color: #e74c3c;
                            font-size: 25px;
                            font-weight: 600;
                            text-transform: uppercase;
                            padding: 5px 10px;
                            display: block;
                            transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
                        }
                        .link:hover span{
                            color: #fff;
                            text-shadow: 0 0 5px #000;
                        }
                        .link:before,
                        .link:after,
                        .link span:before,
                        .link span:after{
                            content: "";
                            height: 50%;
                            width: 50%;
                            background-image: linear-gradient(to right,#e74c3c,#e74c3c,#fff);
                            transform: scale(0);
                            opacity: 1;
                            position: absolute;
                            top: 0;
                            left: 0;
                            z-index: -1;
                            transition: all 0.3s;
                        }
                        .link:after{
                            top: auto;
                            bottom: 0;
                        }
                        .link span:before,
                        .link span:after{
                            background-image: linear-gradient(to left,#e74c3c,#e74c3c,#fff);
                            left: auto;
                            right: 0;
                        }
                        .link span:after{
                            top: auto;
                            bottom: 0;
                        }
                        .link:hover:before,
                        .link:hover:after,
                        .link:hover span:before,
                        .link:hover span:after{
                            transform: scale(1);
                            opacity: 0.8;
                        }
                        @media only screen and (max-width: 990px){
                            .link span{ font-size: 20px; }
                        }
                        @media only screen and (max-width: 767px){
                            .link{ margin-bottom: 20px; }
                        }
                    
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