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Re: box-shadow and features (was [css3-background] Issues and Proposed Resolutions)

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 18:58:11 +1000
Message-ID: <482BFB23.3010604@css-class.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org

Alan Gresley wrote:

> Well this is how the minus value for spread would work (I presume). The 
> darkest part of the shadow become smaller.
> 
> 
> ----------------
> |              |
> |              |
> |              |
> |       XXXXXXX|XX
> |       XXXXXXX|XX
> --------X-X-X-X|XX
>         XXXXXXXXXX
> 
> 
> Thus emulating perspective.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_%28visual%29


Quote: "In graphic representation, an artist uses intuitive, artistic, 
scientific, or technical skills to represent the phenomenon of the 
visual perception of perspective. In simpler terms, these skills are 
used to add a suggestion of depth to what is ultimately a flat image or 
drawing."


The flat canvas is the monitor but using highlights, shadows and colors 
you can emulate depth of field or perspective.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field


The same way as all of the great artist did centuries ago. Instead of 
paint brushes and a fabric canvas we have CSS and the canvas (monitor). 
Pardon my old art school training, I am artist and my tool now is CSS. :-)


Alan
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2008 08:59:15 GMT

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