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CSS CSS Foundations CSS Gradients Linear Gradients: Unprefixed Syntax

2,964 Points

Streamlining the CSS Gradients Section

I am currently going through (and enjoying!) the CSS course and after finishing the sections and quizzes on linear gradients, it seemed to me that the course could be reworked and streamlined a bit in this section.

With advancements in browser support for unprefixed syntax (currently only Blackberry requires -webkit-), I think this course section would do well to drop the prefixed syntax section and focus instead on unprefixed syntax for linear gradients and simply mention/annotate the Blackberry exception.

This would allow for a shorter CSS course overall by removing one video and one quiz while still delivering all the pertinent information.

On a side note, I think what you guys do here is awesome and I have definitely benefitted so, thank you.

1 Answer

Velda L.M.R.
Velda L.M.R.
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,745 Points

I agree. I was enjoying CSS Foundations until things got nitpicky, and backwards and forwards in gradients. I almost felt like pausing my subscription, but I went ahead and did other stuff in the Front End Development track for now. It would be nice if they can condense some of the material and only focus on the bare minimum I need to know. There was some guy who even mentioned that gradients aren't really used that much anymore. Recent web design trends seem a bit flatter with more use of drop shadows. I don't want to stress over some radial gradient quiz.