Create a drop shadow background effect
This guide will teach you how to create a drop shadow background effect for your website using only a single image
and some CSS. Not only is a drop shadow effect simple to create (only a few lines of code) but it also adds a new
dimension to your site and can really make your content stand out.
A fully detailed explanation, including all the code and graphics, can be downloaded at the bottom.
Drop shadow effect example:
The shadow effect is achieved by repeating the image of the drop shadow vertically (see download link below) by
applying the style to your <body> using CSS. Two drop shadow images have been created, allowing you to use a larger
width if necessary. Included sizes are optimised for 800×600 and 1024×768 monitor resolutions. Depending on which
size you wish to use, simply change the width property of the #container style.
Now that the background effect is applied to the website, add a #container div to your html and give it the property
margin: 0 auto; this means it will always sit perfectly in the middle of your page. If you’re using the smaller shadow
image make sure the width of the #container is 760px or if you’re using the wider image the width should be 960px.
<p>Your Content Here</p>
width: 760px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center;
Download the full tutorial here: