css hover link style : demo 71

CSS

(Fonts required: Viga.)
                        .link{
                            color: #333;
                            font-family: 'Viga', sans-serif;
                            font-size: 22px;
                            line-height: 20px;
                            text-align: center;
                            text-transform: uppercase;
                            margin: 20px;
                            display: inline-block;
                            position: relative;
                            transition: all 0.3s ease;
                        }
                        .link:hover{ color: #EE5A24; }
                        .link:before,
                        .link:after,
                        .link span:before,
                        .link span:after{
                            content: '';
                            background: linear-gradient(#fff ,rgba(0,0,0,0.3));
                            height: 15px;
                            width: 100%;
                            opacity: 0;
                            position: absolute;
                            left: 0;
                            top: 0;
                            transition: all 0.3s ease 0s;
                        }
                        .link:after{
                            transform: rotate(180deg);
                            top: auto;
                            bottom: 0;
                        }
                        .link span:before,
                        .link span:after{
                            background: linear-gradient(to right,#fff ,rgba(0,0,0,0.3));
                            height: 100%;
                            width: 15px;
                            top: 0;
                            left: 0;
                        }
                        .link span:after{
                            transform: rotate(180deg);
                            left: auto;
                            right: 0;
                        }
                        .link:hover:before,
                        .link:hover:after,
                        .link:hover span:before,
                        .link:hover span:after{
                            opacity: 1;
                        }
                        .link:hover:before{ top: -18px; }
                        .link:hover:after{ bottom: -18px; }
                        .link:hover span:before{ left: -18px; }
                        .link:hover span:after{ right: -18px; }
                    
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