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Linear Gradients in Firefox

Linear Gradients in Firefox

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Firefox recently started supporting gradients, but the syntax is significantly different than gradients in WebKit. In this video, you'll learn how to make linear gradients in Firefox.


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    [CSS3 Gradients - Linear Gradients in Firefox - with Nick Pettit] [??]

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    Firefox recently started supporting gradients in their nightly builds.

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    But the syntax is significantly different than the syntax for gradients in WebKit.

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    Let's take a look.

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    Like I said, WebKit is a bit different than the specification,

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    but the syntax works pretty well.

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    Fortunately, Firefox more closely follows the W3C.

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    I'll crate a gradient in Firefox and then walk through each part.

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    We'll delete our WebKit gradient,

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    and we'll type moz-linear-gradient

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    and put in our values,

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    give it some colors,

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    and then we'll switch over to Firefox,

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    and there is a linear gradient in Firefox.

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    The first thing that you'll notice is that instead of specifying the gradient type

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    as an argument passed to the function,

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    we specify that we want a linear gradient in the name of the function.

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    The first two values that are passed to moz-linear-gradient

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    are the X and Y positions for the gradient,

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    measuring from the top left corner.

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    Here I've used percentages, but you could also use pixel values, for example.

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    The third argument is the angle of the gradient.

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    Let's try changing the angle from 0 to 45 degrees.

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    [clicking] So we'll switch back to Firefox and refresh the page,

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    and now our gradient is at a diagonal angle.

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    The last two arguments are the colors.

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    The first one is the starting color, and the second one is the ending color.

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    Again, we can change those just as we did in WebKit.

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    So we'll try changing that to an orange color.

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    Switching back to Firefox, there is a diagonal linear orange gradient.

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    Pretty nifty.

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    That about wraps it up for the basics of CSS3 linear gradients.

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    In the next video we'll explore radial gradients.

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Instructor

  • Nick Pettit

    Nick is a designer, public speaker, teacher at Treehouse, and co-host of The Treehouse Show. His Twitter handle is @nickrp.