Gradients have been in wide use since the dawn of the Internet as we know it. Used correctly, they would improve a website’s style and make it pleasant to look upon. As time passed by, both linear and radial gradients have only grown more prominent in the eyes of web designers.
There are few sites that showcase visuals filled out strictly by solid colors and more often than not they give an impression of immature and unprofessional websites. When building your very own navigation menu, all the panels, sections, buttons and sub-menus are part of it should to some extent take advantage of the very useful CSS3 linear and radial gradient feature.
For many years, the most creative web designers have been implementing color gradients the hard way. With unresponsive HTML and CSS still in its infancy, they were forced to use software like Photoshop to create quality gradient images and later include them in their websites as image files.
Visually, the result was quite good, but once the web designer desired some modifications, the whole process had to be largely redone, as there was no way to edit a couple of variables and enjoy the new result on your screen a few seconds later.
There is now! Thanks to the improvements introduced by CSS3, web developers now have full control over the colors, angle, radius, width and height of linear and radial gradients. External images or software is no longer needed and websites can be equipped with stunning graphics and backgrounds with even less effort involved than before.
Now supported by latest versions of all major browsers except, not surprisingly, Internet Explorer, CSS3 linear gradients have already become a permanent part of the features used for designing and decorating all modern websites. Like in any other software or code, CSS3 linear gradients require the input of start and end coordinates to be successfully rendered by browsers and allow basic customization, such as adding extra colors and rotating the gradient angle.
CSS3 radial gradients look even better and are on their way to becoming supported by all popular browsers. If you want to add some spice to your otherwise boring navigation bar coloring, make sure you add a couple of fitting radial gradients to the mix. They work for buttons, panels and menus alike, replacing dim solids with a lively play of two or more colors.
Introduction of CSS3 linear and radial gradient property has accounted for more unique designs across smaller websites, which previously preferred to live off cookie-cutter templates and had , admittedly good, but identical images as their backgrounds. Most website owners made no effort to change them, as it was quite a chore back then.
Not anymore, as CSS3 allows the most versatile backgrounds and graphics to be made by means of a few strings of code. Even better, CSS3 Menu allows professional-looking css horizontal drop down menus to be created, literally, with a click of a mouse. As long as there is some image in your mind, CSS3 Menu will make sure it will appear on the screen within less than an hour!
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