Michelle Barker has used CSS Motion Path to align text along a path:
The “Motion Path” name is a little misleading, as it doesn’t only relate to movement. In fact, although the specification still goes by the name “Motion Path”, the property used to define the path was changed from
offset-path. It’s easy to see why: an element can be placed anywhere along the path, with or without motion – its position (or
offset-distancevalue) doesn’t have to be animated.
offset-distance also is a CSS property, it can be animated 🙂
💡 This technique is not the same as outlined in Moving Text on a Curved Path on CSS-Tricks. That technique uses SVG as its layout engine.