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CSS box shadow

The box-shadow CSS property adds shadow effects around an element's frame. You can set multiple effects separated by commas. A box shadow is described by X and Y offsets relative to the element, blur and spread radius, and color

Parameters Details
inset by default, the shadow is treated as a drop shadow. the inset keyword draws the shadow inside the frame/border.
offset-x the horizontal distance
offset-y the vertical distance
blur-radius 0 by default. value cannot be negative. the bigger the value, the bigger and lighter the shadow becomes.
spread-radius 0 by default. positive values will cause the shadow to expand. negative values will cause the shadow to shrink.
color can be of various notations: a color keyword, hexadecimal, rgb(), rgba(), hsl(), hsla()

bottom-only drop shadow

.box_shadow {
 background-color: #1C90F3;
 width: 200px;
 height: 100px;
 margin: 50px;
 box-shadow: 0px 0px 8px 2px #444444;

inner drop shadow

#example {
 background-color: #1C90F3;
 width: 200px;
 height: 100px;
 margin: 50px;
 box-shadow: inset 0px 0px 10px 0px #444444;


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