• » Don’t generate older Opera, IE10 Preview, Webkit syntax by default (turn back on using “Maximize compatibility” mode)
  • » Browser Compatibility panel showing supported browser versions, usage stats etc.
  • » Support for radial and diagonal linear gradients
  • » Support for full multi-stop gradients in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) using SVG
  • » Support for Sass SCSS format using Compass mixins (needs latest beta of Compass)
  • » Copy to clipboard button for quickly grabbing the generated code
  • » Easy resizing of preview panel by dragging its corner


The Ultimate CSS Gradient Editor was created by Alex Sirota (iosart). If you like this tool, check out ColorZilla for more advanced tools such as eyedroppers, color pickers, palette editors and website analyzers.

As you might know, HTML5 introduced many exciting features for Web developers. One of the features is the ability to specify gradients using pure CSS3, without having to create any images and use them as repeating backgrounds for gradient effects.

Important: You’ll need a recent version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or IE to use this Gradient Generator. The resulting CSS gradients are cross-browser – they will work in these browsers and will also fall back to a simpler gradient in older versions of Internet Explorer.


  • Powerful Photoshop-like interface
  • Cross browser CSS output
  • Horizontal, vertical, diagonal and radial gradients
  • Complex multi-stop gradients
  • Opacity support with multiple opacity stops
  • Hex, rgb, rgba, hsl, hsla color formats
  • Support for full multi-stop gradients with IE9
  • Import from image (convert image gradient to CSS)
  • Import from existing CSS
  • Adjust gradient by hue, saturation, lightness
  • More than 135 gradient presets
  • Saving custom gradient presets
  • Sass output
  • Flexible preview panel
  • Gradient permalinks for sending and sharing
  • More soon!


The main gradient control allows you to:

  • » Adjust the gradient stop position by dragging the stop marker
  • » Adjust the stop color by double-clicking on the stop marker
  • » Delete a stop by dragging the stop marker up or down
  • » Add a new stop by clicking anywhere in between the existing stop markers

You can use the ‘Stops’ panel to control the color and the position of the currently selected stop more precisely. The ‘Preview’ panel allows previewing the current gradient as a vertical or horizontal one and also allows quickly previewing how the Internet Explorer fallback gradient will look in IE.

Finally, the ‘CSS’ panel always has the CSS for the current gradient for easy copying and pasting into your stylesheet. You can also use this panel to import an existing gradient CSS into the tool.

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