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Chintoo Semi

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Posted on    December-28-2012 7:52 AM


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Hi every one,

I am using the following bit of CSS to create a linear background gradient. It seems to work just fine in IE8/9, Firfox, Safari and chrome but not in IE7. IE7 shows a solid (green) background. Could anyone, who is familiar with this problem, please help me out?

This is my code

.menu_body a {



background: #008800;

/* Mozilla: */

background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #0b71a4, #025f8e);

/* Chrome, Safari:*/

background: -webkit-gradient(linear,

            left top, left bottom, from(#0b71a4), to(#025f8e));

/* MSIE */

filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(

            StartColorStr='#0b71a4', EndColorStr='#025f8e', GradientType=0);

padding: 1px 18px;


Thanks in advance


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Posted on    December-28-2012 9:33 AM

Hi Chintoo Semi

You can try this code

In IE 7 or Greater than IE 7 version, filters won't work unless element has layout.

zoom: 1;
Be aware that it can break other things, so old good background-image might be safe and reliable solution.

Also please note that your CSS lacks gradient properties for Opera, IE10 and updated syntax for Webkit.

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