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  • Last Updated : 01 Jul, 2022

The linear-gradient() function is an inbuilt function in CSS which is used to set the linear gradient as the background image.
Syntax: 
 

background-image: linear-gradient( direction, color1, color2, ... )

Parameters: This function accepts one direction parameter and many color parameters which are listed below: 
 

  • direction: This parameter is used to define the starting point and direction along with the gradient effect.
  • color1, color2, …: This parameter is used to hold the color value followed by its optional stop position.

Below examples illustrate the linear-gradient() function in CSS: 
Example 1: 
 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>linear-gradient function</title>
        <style>
        .gradient {
            height: 100px;
            background-image: linear-gradient(green, yellow, blue);
            Text-align:center;
            padding-top:40px;
            font-size:40px;
            color:white;
            font-weight:bold;
        }
        h2 {
            text-align:center;
        }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h2>linear-gradient: Top to Bottom property</h1>
        <div class="gradient">GeeksforGeeks</div>
    </body>
</html>

Output: 
 

Example 2: 
 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>linear-gradient function</title>
        <style>
        .gradient {
            height: 100px;
            background-image: linear-gradient(to left, green, yellow, blue);
            Text-align:center;
            padding-top:40px;
            font-size:40px;
            color:white;
            font-weight:bold;
        }
        h2 {
            text-align:center;
        }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h2>linear-gradient: Right to Left property</h1>
        <div class="gradient">GeeksforGeeks</div>
    </body>
</html>

Output: 
 

Supported Browser:

  • Google Chrome 26
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Firefox 16
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 7
     


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