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Who Needs GIMP and Inkscape When You Can Use CSS?

Jul 20, 2009, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kurt Edelbrock for this link. ]

"Not all of these CSS tips and tricks will work in every browser. As always, it's important to test them throughly across browsers and operating systems before you incorporate them into your design. Many of these effects rely on CSS2 selectors (such as the :before tricks below) or Webkit, and you can get a whole slew of new ideas by looking at these effects. If you couple this with a Javascript animation library like Scriptaculous, you can create some nice graphics without a single image. Remember, though, these languages and frameworks have a tendency to change really quickly, so it may be helpful to subscribe to the free Cherrysave feed to keep up with the latest details.

"Five CSS Hacks to Avoid Images

"1. Create CSS Drop Shadows and Disabled Text

"Here's an easy one to start with. You can avoid using Photoshop to add shadows to text by using the text-shadow declaration. If you want to make text look like it is disabled, you can add a gray title to white text."

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