No images or additional elements are used to create 3D text. You only require a single <p> tag and CSS3 code.
The Third Dimension
For more information, please please refer to:
How to Create 3D Text in CSS3
This example code was developed by Craig Buckler of OptimalWorks.net for SitePoint.com.
It can be used without any restrictions but please don't expect 24/7 support! A link back to SitePoint.com is appreciated.