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The linear-gradient() Function

The CSS linear-gradient() function creates an image which represents a linear gradient of colors. The image is not a CSS <color> but an image with no intrinsic dimensions. The gradient's concrete size will match the size of the element it applies to.

Syntax for linear-gradient()
CSSlinear-gradient( [ <angle> | to <side-or-corner> ,]? <color-stop-list> ), where <side-or-corner> is "[ left | right ] || [ top | bottom ]", <color-stop-list> is "<linear-color-stop> , [ <linear-color-hint>? , <linear-color-stop> ]#", <linear-color-stop> is "<color> && <color-stop-length>?", <linear-color-hint> is <length-percentage>, and <color-stop-length> is <length-percentage>{1,2}


  • Note the required "to" keyword before <side-or-corner>.

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