title: Linear Gradient
You can use a CSS linear gradient to make colors transition or fade from one color to another.
To create a linear gradient you must define at least two color stops. A color stop is the location in the gradient where a specified color is shown. A linear gradient may be declared on either the
background: linear-gradient(direction, colour-stop1, colour-stop2, ...);
Note: If no direction is specified, the transition is
top to bottom by default
Different Gradient transitions
Top to Bottom :
background: linear-gradient(red, yellow);
Left To Right :
To make it left to right, you add an additional parameter at the beginning of the linear-gradient starting with the word
to followed by the direction you want the transition to go.
background: linear-gradient(to right, red , yellow);
Diagonal Positions :
You can also transition a gradient diagonally by specifying the direction you want the transition to go, for example:
top left or
Here’s a sample for a gradient starting at top-left
background: linear-gradient(to bottom right, red, yellow);
Using Angles to Specify Direction of the gradient
You can also use angles, to be more accurate in specifying the direction of the gradient:
background: linear-gradient(angle, color-stop1, color-stop2);
The angle is specified as an angle between a horizontal line and the gradient line.
background: linear-gradient(90deg, red, yellow);
Using more than two colors
You’re not limited to just two colors, you can use as many comma separated colors as you want.
background: linear-gradient(red, yellow, green);
You can also use other color units like RGB or hex codes to specify the colors.
Define where the colors will transition
Your gradient can transition wherever you want by giving your colors a value when you define the linear-gradient
background: linear-gradient(to right,red 5px, yellow 25%, green 80%);
In this case, the transition from red to yellow will start at 5px and finish at 25% from the left, and the transition from yellow to green will start at 25% and finish at 80% from the left.
Hard color stops
You can not only use gradients to transition with fading colors, but you can also use it to change from one solid color to another solid color instantly.
background: linear-gradient(to right,red 45%, yellow 45%);
Here the transition from red to yellow will start at 45% and finish at 45%.