Light and Shadow

Creating nice shadow effects for elements on your Web page can be a daunting task. There are several CSS techniques out there to create drop shadows, but doing soft shadows without pre-computing images on the server side seemed to be impossible — so far.

Martin Kufner developed a Javascript framework that deals with the imagination of shadow throwing layers. When you include lightandshadow.js on your Web page, you can create a light source, define its position and size with a few lines of Javascript code and enjoy absolutely real looking soft shadows that are thrown by any of your HTML elements of some special CSS class. Wicked.