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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Box Shadows

Corey Hayden
Corey Hayden
11,717 Points

can you achieve a box shadow on all four sides of an element?

Would that be a function of the border rule?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,107 Points

:point_right: You can easily create a shadow on all sides with the spread property.

I'm not sure what "border rule" you are referring to, but you can extend a box shadow on all sides by keeping the offset values at 0 and giving a positive value to the spread, which is the optional 4th value.


.surround-shadow {
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 20px;

A neat interactive tool you might enjoy for experimenting with box shadows can be found here: CSSmatic.

pat barosy
pat barosy
6,759 Points

CSSmatic is a GREAT resource!!