Scrolling shadows

Here’s an old idea, but recreated with pure CSS.

Originally, I had an extra wrapper and two extra pseudo-elements on it. Later I decided to rewrite the code and to use just a single element (by using radial gradients).

While this method is simple, there are some limitations:

  • the background must be solid
    • however, if you'd try background-attachment: fixed…)
  • there are some positioning issues

But in most regards this method is rather bulletproof.

If you replace the CSS-gradients with simple images, this method could work in IE. (It might need a few more small fixes; I didn't check.)


Update: Lea Verou updated this experiment using the background-attachment: local. Read about it in her post.