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Re: Colour gradient backgrounds.

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 09:15:50 -0700
Message-ID: <002101c436aa$0fb4bda0$0301a8c0@ATHLON>
To: Léonie Watson <lw@nomensa.com>, <www-style@w3.org>


I propose to use little bit more generic approach:


Example of a table with gradient background fill:

corner colors should accept color with alpha value.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

> Hello,
>     Would it be possible to introduce a style definition for displaying a
> colour gradient as the background for an element?
>     For example to provide a background that is black towards the top and
> which fades through the intervening shades of grey to reach white at the
> bottom.
>     I know this can be accomplished using images, but feel this lacks
> liquidity for accessibility. It could also be accomplished by implementing
> series of <div> elements, each with an ID that defines an incrementally
> lighter colour for the background and then overlaying the "content" on top
> with z-indexing and absolute positioning, but suspect that a more simple
> solution would be desireable.
>     Perhaps the definition could be something along the lines of:
> background-gradient: #000000 #ffffff top
>     where the first number is the start colour, the second is the end
> and the position (top) would be the aspect of the element the gradient
> begin from.
>     I'm aware that the combined knowledge and expertise on this list is
> considerable compared to my own, so please accept my apologies if this
> suggestion is misplaced or unreasonable.
> Léonie.
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