CSS CSS Basics Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows

merideth murdock
merideth murdock
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Why do the text shadow values start with horizontal when border and margin start with vertical?

I'm not sure how else to phrase this, but when you're applying the border or margin, you can use (20px 10px) and that will effect top/bottom and left/right, respectively. So why is that switched for the shadow properties (the first value effects the left/right and second the top/bottom)? There may not be a good answer to this other than "that's just how it is" but it's just a little confusing to remember!