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Ray Drainville

There’s a real, growing trend on using CSS3 techniques on live sites—and it’s fantastic to see it.

But great as webkit gradient is, I wonder if it isn’t far too early to try implementing it. I mean, you’re right, things don’t need to look exactly the same on all browsers, but by using this you’re only talking to a sliver of the entire market (i.e., Safari & Chrome). When you’re leaving out Firefox & Opera as well as the obvious drop-out, Internet Explorer, I think that the cleverness goes too far.

Adopting a strict ‘recycling’ policy on background images—say, using them in both your navigation & on buttons—means that you can cover more cases and still have your shiny Web 2.0 goodness :)