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Chapter 7CSS3 Gradients and Multiple Backgrounds

In Chapter 6, we learned a few ways to add decorative styling features—like shadows and rounded corners—to our pages without the use of additional markup or images. The next most common feature frequently added to websites that used to require images is gradients. CSS3 provides us with the ability to create native radial and linear gradients, as well as include multiple background images on any element. With CSS3, there’s no need to create the multitudes of JPEGs of years past, or add nonsemantic hooks to our markup.

Browser support for gradients and multiple backgrounds is still evolving, but as you’ll see in this chapter, it’s possible to develop in a way that supports the latest versions of ...

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