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Drop Shadows with CSS


chiprivers
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Now that's pretty cool ... and it's OLD if the author is concerned about the evil Netscape 4!

 

It works fine in FF and IE6. Here is the test run code:

 

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
.box { float: left; width: 100px; height: 100px; }
#boxContent { border: none; background: #9FC; }
#boxContent { position: relative; left: -2px; top: -2px; }
#boxContainer { position: relative; background: #666; margin: 4px; }
</style> 
</head>

<body>
<div class="box" id="boxContainer">
<div class="box" id="boxContent">
A drop shadow around a box
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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It validated fine and works in Firefox and IE.

 

I'll check out Safari, Opera and Konquerer.

 

Frankly, the only browsers I could see it potentially not working in would be old IE 5 win and Mac and Old Netscape. And at this point, most designers have stopped trying to accommodate those dinos anyway - it's too easy to update IE to at least 6 and anyone using Netscape 4 has no idea what the web looks like anyway.

 

As for text-based browsers ... well ... they wouldn't see the graphic either.

 

HOWEVER, I don't know if the technique will work on an image (which I now realize is what chiprivers asked).

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