Use the new CSS3 drop shadow (this does not work in IE 7 or IE 8).
Use a graphics package for drop shadows applied directly to the image or text. This chapter gives instructions for producing drop shadows quickly and easily using the free and open source program GIMP (previously known as The Gimp in versions prior to 2.6).
Use CSS2 and a. png background image of a shadow that extends or contracts to match the size of the picture (this is Big John’s method; more on this later in the chapter). The shadows can be viewed in all browsers including IE 8. This method will create two- or four-sided shadows by using a shadow background image (or images). The chapter gives instructions for creating the shadow images in the free GIMP graphics program.
KeywordsBackground Image Graphic Package Shadow Image Text Block White Edge
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.