Create Triangles using Plain CSS and No Images

If someone asks you to create a graphic on a webpage using four triangles in a Square, how would you suggest he/she goes about it? Use JavaScript or Images?


I recently picked up a nice CSS trick from Paul (CSS guru) who told me how to achieve the above output using pure CSS. Here’s the code


CSS code:

border-top:80px solid #FFFF01;
border-left:80px solid #00FF00;
border-right:80px solid #0080FF;
border-bottom:80px solid #FE0002;

and voila! You have your artwork! As you can see, by using simple CSS properties such as border, you can produce complex shapes and orientations without using JavaScript or Images

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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1 comment:

dragonbite said...

That's pretty good. So simple yet makes sense now looking at it!