Last Updated: December 26, 2018
· timpietrusky

Star Wars opening crawl from 1977

I freaking love Star Wars, but could not find a web version of the original opening crawl from 1977. That's why I created this one:

My web version

Star Wars opening crawl on CodePen

The original

Watch the Start Wars opening crawl on YouTube.

Stuff I used:

  • CSS (animation, transform)
  • HTML audio (the opening theme)
  • SVG (the Star Wars logo from
  • JavaScript (to sync the animation/audio)

Thanks to Craig Buckler

He wrote this amazing article which inspired me to create this more "Star Wars"-like version.