Web design - CSS assistance please?

    Bonjour, yours truely again.

    Quick question - I'm wanting to create a shadowed border around my main container in an XHTML page, however the content is variable, so I can't really make a static/repeating background.

    I'm pretty sure it can be done in CSS, but can't remember how.

    Anyone know?

    If I'm not clear, check out the website, it has a perfect example of what I'm looking to do (screenshot coming)



    Original Poster

    Left side of the container has a lovely shadowed border, this of course carries around and also continues to the bottom and back up again:

    Hoping this isn't just a background, but I find it unlikely.

    *Edit* Been searching but not really found anything. It's looking like I might just need to cheat a little, but still holding out

    What software are you using?

    Original Poster


    What software are you using?

    Just using a text editor (well, using MS Expression Web 3 now, but still, doing it by hand). Also have photoshop to hand.

    Original Poster


    This should help... … This should help... you want to do it in css3 -

    Thanks I'll check those out now


    Thanks I'll check those out now

    just so u know... css3 is still in it's early days and is not supported on all browsers..

    this link shows you a brief overview of what will work etc...…72/

    Best to try and do it with images if u can! good luck! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    It's looking like we'll have to leave it (suits me fine tbh, another guy in the group was leaning towards it, so I'll hopefully talk him out of it ;)). Thanks all.

    *Edit* I made the shadow myself and added it in, so it's all fine now, thanks for the help anyway guys.
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