Vertical shadows on table or div...

I have seen a lot of posts about drop shadows for tables and div, however, I haven't seen anything specific to what I am looking for.  I am wanting vertical shadows running down the sides of a centered table or div.  Here is a site that has an example of what I need: http://www.squidfingers.com

Notice that it is a gradient shadow, not just a block of color.  I have my suspicions that that particular site uses an image that just gets centered, but I would like to know if it is possible to do with javaScript or some other web language.  Thanks.
kearnguyAsked:
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OutsideTheBoxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi kearnguy,

Your suspicions are pretty much right.

The way it was done the example site (squid fingers) was like this:

They created a gif in Photoshop that became this:

http://www.squidfingers.com/images/bkgd_body.gif

Then they caused this to be part of the body background with some css styling :

http://www.squidfingers.com/includes/css/style.css

body {
      font-family: verdana,sans-serif;
      font-size: 11px;
      color: #785A3C;
      background-color: #785A3C;
      background-image: url(/images/bkgd_body.gif);
      background-repeat: repeat-y;
      background-position: center;
      text-align: center;
      margin: 0 auto 0 auto;
      padding: 0;
}

This styling tells the viewer's browser to center this gif on the background, then repeat it all the way to the bottom (repeat-y) and it looks like one solid picture.

Then the div was centered inside.

It is pretty easy doing it this way. Are you just after this styling or is there some dynamic functionality reason you want to use JavaScript to accomplish this?

Cheers!
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RoonaanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
IE only, you could look for some css filters and adjust them...
http://www.fred.net/dhark/demos/css/css_filter_examples.html

But using a plain image would be easier.

-r-
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kearnguyAuthor Commented:
OutsideTheBox,

No, I don't need any dynamic functionality.  I think what you have said will work...I am trying it out now.  I will get back to you once I have tested it.

Thanks again everyone for your help.
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kearnguyAuthor Commented:
I thought I understood, but I can't get it to work.  There are obviously things I don't understand about div.  Could you please give me an example of the code.

I have a table with the main content that is set to automatically center.  Does this table need to be in the div?  So the css would be in the head tag and then my content in a table on a layer and it should all work right?

Thanks for being patient with a newbie CSS guy!
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kearnguyAuthor Commented:
Nevermind...I figured out what I was doing wrong...

Everything worked wonderful!  I am raising the points to give 50 points to Roonaan for the great resource.  The original points go to OutsideTheBox for the great solution.

Thanks again!
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OutsideTheBoxCommented:
Glad I could help, thanks for the points
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