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  • # December 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Hi all,

    I’ve been working on a css ribbon using gradients instead of a border with pseudo elements, but I’ve come across something I just can’t get around. If you get the chance, [take a look at this pen I put together]( “”), in both Firefox and Chrome browsers. The issue I’m having is with the :after pseudo element. No matter how I adjust the degree of the gradient, or swap out the order of the colors, I can only seem to get it right on one browser or the other. Any suggestions?

    # December 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Setting :after’s gradient at 135deg works for me. (Chrome & Firefox). Can you take a screenshot of what you’re looking to achieve? I might be thinking you’re aiming for something you’re not.

    # December 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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    135deg doesn’t display properly in my Firefox,

    I’ve tried reordering the colors and rotating the degree (-45 all the way to 315), but nothing seems to do the trick in both browsers

    # December 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    are you using the latest Firefox?

    # December 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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    @wolfcry911, yep, 17.0.1

    and Windows, for what it’s worth

    # December 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Works on OS X 10.8.2 with FF 17.0.1

    # December 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    @ChrisP – I think it’s just one of those shrug moments really, the code is fine so from what I can see it’s a browser bug, unless someone can see something I can’t?

    While not exactly an ideal fix, maybe an image/svg fallback as a solution?

    # December 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

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    Thanks @andy_unleash, I was also thinking about possibly applying the same gradient and degree to :before and :after, but then using transform: scaleX(-1) to the :after

    # December 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

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    It’s not a browser bug. Firefox uses the latest syntax, Chrome does not. It’s solvable, but you would have to make sure you use the appropriate syntax for each prefix.

    # December 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

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    Thanks @joshuanhibbert, but according to my syntax of -45deg, darkgreen, green 50%, transparent 50% should do the trick. That works in webkit, not in moz..

    Unless I’m missing something?

    I understand I’ll have to use different syntax for the prefix’s but according to the link, the gradient I have should be working… here’s a pen with -45deg

    # December 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Very odd indeed. Though it’s a tad bit more code, you could just add the -moz- prefix after your `@include`, as such:

    &:after {
    @include background-image(linear-gradient(-45deg, darkgreen, green 50%, transparent 50%));
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(-45deg, darkgreen, green 50%, transparent 50%);
    right: 0;

    It will do the trick for Firefox, only thing I can think of really.

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