Chris Hester 19 December 2011 Good article, well explained! I found another neat trick CSS gradients give us. If one of the colours is set to “transparent” then it takes on the colour underneath. So you get a fade between the background colour and the gradient stop colour. My point though is this: could transparency be used over images? That might give us a way to fade them out at the top of a page, for example. Food for thought!