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Getting Started with CSS Shapes

Getting Started with CSS Shapes
For a long time, web designers have been forced to create within the constraints of the rectangle. Most content on the web is still trapped in simple boxes because most creative ventures into non-rectangular layout end in frustration. That is about to change with the introduction of CSS Shapes, available starting with Chrome 37. CSS Shapes allow web designers to wrap content around custom paths, like circles, ellipses and polygons, thus breaking free from the constraints of the rectangle. Shapes can be defined manually or they can be inferred from images. Let's look at a very simple example. Perhaps you've been as naïve as me when first floating an image with transparent parts expecting the content to wrap and fill the gaps, only to be disappointed by the rectangular wrap shape persisting around the element. The shape-outside: url(image.png) CSS declaration tells the browser to extract a shape from the image. The float property is key here. Creating shapes manually The circle() function

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