Chapter 11. Backgrounds, shadows, and blend modes

This chapter covers

  • Linear and radial gradients
  • Box shadows and text shadows
  • Sizing and positioning background images
  • Using blend modes to combine backgrounds and content

We’ve covered a lot of ground by this point. You’ve deepened your understanding of the fundamental workings of CSS. You’ve learned multiple aspects of layout. And, you’ve taken time to make sure your code is organized and maintainable. We’ve covered the essentials needed to build a site from the ground up. You could take this knowledge, apply it to your projects, and be in fairly good shape. But don’t stop there.

The difference between a site that looks good and one that looks great is attention to detail. After you lay out ...

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