Hover-effect for text/links. Manko

Source: ruseller.com
[html]
<div class="demo"><a class="link link--manko" href="#">ForumD.ru <span>design for forums</span> <span>technical support</span></a></div>
<style>
.demo {background-color: #DCECDD;
       height: 500px;}
.link {
outline: none;
text-decoration: none;
position: relative;
font-size: 8em;
line-height: 1;
color: #9e9ba4;
display: inline-block;
        top: 25%;
        left: 25%;
}
/* Manko */
.link--manko {
color: #B1C0B2;
font-family: 'Playfair Display', serif;
font-weight: 900;
font-style: italic;
padding: 0.65em 0 0.8em;
-webkit-transition: color 0.5s;
transition: color 0.5s;
}

.link--manko:hover {
color: #1e1a1b;
}

.link--manko::before,
.link--manko::after {
content: '';
position: absolute;
border-width: 4px 0;
border-style: solid;
border-color: #fff;
pointer-events: none;
-webkit-transform: scale3d(0,1,1);
transform: scale3d(0,1,1);
-webkit-transition: -webkit-transform 0.4s;
transition: transform 0.4s;
-webkit-transition-timing-function: cubic-bezier(0.2,1,0.3,1);
transition-timing-function: cubic-bezier(0.2,1,0.3,1);
}

.link--manko::before {
width: 50%;
left: 25%;
height: 80%;
top: 10%;
}

.link--manko::after {
width: 30%;
left: 35%;
height: 100%;
top: 0;
}

.link--manko:hover::before,
.link--manko:hover::after {
-webkit-transform: scale3d(1,1,1);
transform: scale3d(1,1,1);
}

.link--manko span {
color: #60AB64;
font-weight: 400;
position: absolute;
font-size: 0.2em;
left: 30%;
  width: 100%;
opacity: 0;
pointer-events: none;
-webkit-transition: opacity 0.5s, -webkit-transform 0.5s;
transition: opacity 0.5s, transform 0.5s;
}

.link--manko span:first-of-type {
bottom: 100%;
margin-bottom: 15px;
-webkit-transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,10px,0);
transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,10px,0);
}

.link--manko span:last-of-type {
top: 100%;
margin-top: 10px;
-webkit-transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,-10px,0);
transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,-10px,0);
}

.link--manko:hover span {
opacity: 1;
-webkit-transform: translate3d(0,0,0);
transform: translate3d(0,0,0);
}

.link--manko:hover span:first-of-type {
-webkit-transition-delay: 0.15s;
transition-delay: 0.15s;
}

.link--manko:hover span:last-of-type {
-webkit-transition-delay: 0.20s;
transition-delay: 0.20s;
}
</style>[/html]

Installing
1. Put this HTML-code to the place you need:

Code:
<a class="link link--manko" href="#">ForumD.ru <span>design for forums</span> <span>technical support</span></a>

2. Put this CSS-code to styling windows (Admin → Custom style), or to HTML (using tags <style></style>):

Code:
.link {
	outline: none;
	text-decoration: none;
	position: relative;
	font-size: 8em;
	line-height: 1;
	color: #9e9ba4;
	display: inline-block;
}
/* Manko */
.link--manko {
	color: #B1C0B2;
	font-family: 'Playfair Display', serif;
	font-weight: 900;
	font-style: italic;
	padding: 0.65em 0 0.8em;
	-webkit-transition: color 0.5s;
	transition: color 0.5s;
}

.link--manko:hover {
	color: #1e1a1b;
}

.link--manko::before,
.link--manko::after {
	content: '';
	position: absolute;
	border-width: 4px 0;
	border-style: solid;
	border-color: #fff;
	pointer-events: none;
	-webkit-transform: scale3d(0,1,1);
	transform: scale3d(0,1,1);
	-webkit-transition: -webkit-transform 0.4s;
	transition: transform 0.4s;
	-webkit-transition-timing-function: cubic-bezier(0.2,1,0.3,1);
	transition-timing-function: cubic-bezier(0.2,1,0.3,1);
}

.link--manko::before {
	width: 50%;
	left: 25%;
	height: 80%;
	top: 10%;
}

.link--manko::after {
	width: 30%;
	left: 35%;
	height: 100%;
	top: 0;
}

.link--manko:hover::before,
.link--manko:hover::after {
	-webkit-transform: scale3d(1,1,1);
	transform: scale3d(1,1,1);
}

.link--manko span {
	color: #60AB64;
	font-weight: 400;
	position: absolute;
	font-size: 0.2em;
	left: 0;
  	width: 100%;
	opacity: 0;
	pointer-events: none;
	-webkit-transition: opacity 0.5s, -webkit-transform 0.5s;
	transition: opacity 0.5s, transform 0.5s;
}

.link--manko span:first-of-type {
	bottom: 100%;
	margin-bottom: 15px;
	-webkit-transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,10px,0);
	transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,10px,0);
}

.link--manko span:last-of-type {
	top: 100%;
	margin-top: 10px;
	-webkit-transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,-10px,0);
	transform: scale3d(0.8,0.8,1) translate3d(0,-10px,0);
}

.link--manko:hover span {
	opacity: 1;
	-webkit-transform: translate3d(0,0,0);
	transform: translate3d(0,0,0);
}

.link--manko:hover span:first-of-type {
	-webkit-transition-delay: 0.15s;
	transition-delay: 0.15s;
}

.link--manko:hover span:last-of-type {
	-webkit-transition-delay: 0.20s;
	transition-delay: 0.20s;
}

If you have any questions about installing this effect or styling the text, you can ask them in this topic.
Hope you enjoyed this effect.