set a gradient background?

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2/16/2009 6:21:52 PM
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set a gradient background?

Is there a way to set a gradient background on the page?

The gradient I am trying to do is like that blue backround gradient on Microsoft's site:

I first tried to create a narrow .gif with a gradient -- and adding it's background-image reference here,

stylecolors.css in .pagebody{ background-url ; }   (playing with the height values, i.e. : 100%)

but the image just tiles down (instead of stretching down the page)

Then I saw that for IE, I could use filters, such as this, 

<body style="filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(endColorstr='#ccffcc', startColorstr='#FFFFFF', gradientType='0');"></body>

But I don't see how this works inside mojoportal.  Is it somthing in stylelayout.css?


2/18/2009 6:24:41 PM
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Re: set a gradient background?


   I'm not sure if you have tried putting additional properties on your background css tag , like this :

background:url(whatever_bg.png) repeat-x top left; this should be changed on your skin folder under "Data/Sites/(site number)/skins/(name of skins) what you want to change is the StyleLayout.css and not the Stylecolor.css.

If you are having issues with height you can do {overflow:visible} on your css.


hope this helps,


4/23/2009 2:31:42 AM
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Re: set a gradient background?


if you want cross platform solution and let say you want gradient from white (#ffffff) to black (#000000) vertical then you should:
make image file 1x500 (if you want your gradiend to end after 500px) and set your body in css like:
  background-repeat: repeat-x;
  background-color: #000000;

You should set background-color on ending gradient color for complete page to look like extension of gradient image.

Hope this helps

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