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CSS linear-gradient() Function

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Example

This linear gradient starts at the top. It starts red, transitioning to yellow, then to blue:

#grad {
    background: linear-gradient(red, yellow, blue);
}
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The linear-gradient() function sets a linear gradient as the background image.

To create a linear gradient you must define at least two color stops. Color stops are the colors you want to render smooth transitions among. You can also set a starting point and a direction (or an angle) along with the gradient effect.

Example of Linear Gradient:

Linear gradient

Version: CSS3

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the function.

Numbers followed by -webkit-, -moz-, or -o- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

Function
linear-gradient() 26.0
10.0 -webkit-
10.0 16.0
3.6 -moz-
6.1
5.1 -webkit-
12.1
11.1 -o-


CSS Syntax

background: linear-gradient(direction, color-stop1, color-stop2, ...);
Value Description
direction Defines a starting point and a direction (or an angle) along with the gradient effect.
color-stop1, color-stop2,... Color stops are the colors you want to render smooth transitions among. This value consists of a color value, followed by an optional stop position (a percentage between 0% and 100% or a length along the gradient axis).

More Examples

Example

A linear gradient that starts from the left. It starts red, transitioning to blue:

#grad {
  background: linear-gradient(to right, red , blue);
}
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Example

A linear gradient that starts at top left (and goes to bottom right):

#grad {
  background: linear-gradient(to bottom right, red , blue);
}
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Example

A linear gradient with a specified angle:

#grad {
  background: linear-gradient(180deg, red, blue);
}
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Example

A linear gradient with multiple color stops:

#grad {
  background: linear-gradient(to right, red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo,violet);
}
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Example

A linear gradient with transparency:

#grad {
  background: linear-gradient(to right, rgba(255,0,0,0), rgba(255,0,0,1));
}
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Gradients


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