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I am currently investigating the best and current way to create rounded corners in my website div's. Upon googling this topic I see there are several options including images, css, html and javascript. I am not looking for anything fancy, but simple one color boxes with rounded corners preferably without using images, upon which I can overlay some text. I have dreamweaver cs3 and wondering if cs4 does this for you as well.:rolleyes:

Any thoughts?

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Well, the only way I know how to do it is with "images". I made a "lozenge" in Photoshop, saved it as a .gif image, then (also in Photoshop,) sliced it into three separate images, top, middle and bottom.

 

Then I made three separate divs. "Top", "middle", (with "repeat x" in the CSS, and then "bottom".

 

It makes an expandable div that "grows" as you put more stuff in it.

 

Take a look at http://www.katsfamilyhair.com to see what I did. Hope it helps!

 

Alfie

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The absolutely easiest way to do this is to use the CSS3 border-radius property. (http://www.css3.info/preview/rounded-border/) However, not all browsers support that yet -- primarily Internet Explorer. It should display correctly in Firefox/Safari/Opera, and display regular square corners in IE.

 

Otherwise, you're best bet is to google and find a method that works for you. As you say, there are a variety of methods out there. If you don't use border-radius, rounded corners is possible without images, but I have found that it tends to lead to unnecessarily messy code.

 

This site gives a good breakdown of the different methods and what is required for each of them (javascript, images, etc.): http://www.smileycat.com/miaow/archives/000044.php

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