DesignFestival: Design Festival Podcast #14: CSS3 Gradients or SVG Backgrounds

By Simon Pascal Klein

Welcome back everyone! I caught up with SitePoint lead designer Alex Walker and master of the “Cicada Principle” to have a chat about limitations and banalities of CSS3 gradients and where SVG backgrounds could suitably replace them. Download this Episode You can download this episode as a standalone MP3 file: Design Festival Podcast #13: David Airey on Freelancing  (MP3, 01:03:44, 62.3 MB) You can subscribe to the Design Festival Podcast  either directly  or via iTunes —  add the Design Festival Podcast to iTunes . Episode Summary Presenters Simon Pascal Klein  ( @klepas ) Alex Walker  ( @alexmwalker ) Content Rundown Intro: Graphically, CSS3 is awesome — rounded corners, shadows, transformations, … However CSS3 gradients are a bit unwieldy — rudimentary linear or radial gradients, bothersome syntax, varying support across the browsers, … Alternative? Maybe use SVGs

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DesignFestival: Design Festival Podcast #14: CSS3 Gradients or SVG Backgrounds

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Pascal is a standardista graphic, web and front-end designer, and a rampant typophile. Born in Mainz, Germany—the birthplace of Gutenberg—he now works in Canberra as a contract designer and studies at the Australian National University. He's been actively engaged in the Open Source community and local web industry, notably as one of the unorganisers to first bring BarCamp to Canberra. He enjoys drinking in as much good type as he can get and has been happily bending beziers since 2004.

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