rounded corners

Posted on 2010-11-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

How can I make rounded corners with border lines as blue and whole background as white for my data.
I want this to work with all browsers. I have found some articles using Google, but they all are for CS3 only. I cannot ignore IE6 and Safari

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Question by:sindhuxyz
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Expert Comment

ID: 34180061
How about a div, span or table with blue border, size=1px and then 4 corners overlayed by 4 images that show corresponding blue corner? (

Here's 25 ways to have round corner, you should take a look at this
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ID: 34180077
This tutorial looks like what you need
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ID: 34180083
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Author Comment

ID: 34180309
ID: 34180083

I am exactly looking for this, border blue with background grey/white, can u please tell me source code for it?

Author Comment

ID: 34180507
Sorry for my mistake, @dsmile
is what I am looking for.

ID:  ID: 34180077

Can anyone provide me source for it?
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 34180560
Here is the 'old-fashioned' way to do it.  It uses a table and three images for top, middle, and bottom.  The quality and shape of the rectangle depends on your graphics program.  This version is for a fixed width table.  There are more complicated versions for variable width tables or screens.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<title>Round Rectangle</title>
<style type="text/css">
.ttop {
	height: 22px;
	background-image: url(RoundRectTop.jpg);
.tmid {
	background-image: url(RoundRectMid.jpg);
.tbot {
	height: 22px;
	background-image: url(RoundRectBot.jpg);
<h1>Round Rectangle Demo</h1>
<table border="0" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="0" summary="" width="274px">
<tr><td class="ttop"></td></tr>
<tr><td class="tmid">&nbsp;<br />
This is where the text goes.<br />
<tr><td class="tbot"></td></tr>


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scrathcyboy earned 500 total points
ID: 34181623
NOTHING with rounded corners done with CSS is going to work for IE6 -- nothing!  And most CSS rounded corners wont work with IE7 either.  So if you want ALL BROWSER compatibility, you HAVE to compose the rounded box using images on the corners, as Dave has shown above.

Save yourself a LOT of CSS hassle and testing.  Only a composite image will work on all browsers.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34181635
However, Dave's diagrams do not leave you room for text in the upper and lower areas.  The most complete way to do this is with images ONLY for the corners.  I will try a picture to show you --

     r.img  |     text in line w. image corners   |   r.img

 And the bottom is an inverse of this -- r.img above is just the rounded corner nothing else.

This can best be done with a 5 cell wide table, one for each rounded corner, one for the vertical line, and another for the text in between.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34181653
@sindhuxyz: go to, viewsource and grab the code.

This is the result
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<html xml:lang="en" xmlns=""><head>

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title> Test Snazzy Borders</title>

<style type="text/css">

#xsnazzy h1, #xsnazzy h2, #xsnazzy p {margin:0 10px; letter-spacing:1px; padding:0;}
#xsnazzy h1 {font-size:2.5em; color:#fff;}
#xsnazzy h2 {font-size:2em;color:#06a; border:0;}
#xsnazzy p {padding-bottom:0.5em;}
#xsnazzy h2 {padding-top:0.5em;}
#xsnazzy {background: transparent; margin:25px 1em 100px 1em;}

.xtop, .xbottom {display:block; background:transparent; font-size:1px;}
.xb1, .xb2, .xb3, .xb4 {display:block; overflow:hidden;}
.xb1, .xb2, .xb3 {height:1px;}
.xb2, .xb3, .xb4 {background:#ccc; border-left:1px solid #08c; border-right:1px solid #08c;}
.xb1 {margin:0 5px; background:#08c;}
.xb2 {margin:0 3px; border-width:0 2px;}
.xb3 {margin:0 2px;}
.xb4 {height:2px; margin:0 1px;}

.xboxcontent {display:block; background:#ccc; border:0 solid #08c; border-width:0 1px;}



<div id="xsnazzy">
<b class="xtop"><b class="xb1"></b><b class="xb2"></b><b class="xb3"></b><b class="xb4"></b></b>
<div class="xboxcontent">
<h1>Snazzy Borders</h1>
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<b class="xbottom"><b class="xb4"></b><b class="xb3"></b><b class="xb2"></b><b class="xb1"></b></b>

<br class="clear"><br>


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Expert Comment

ID: 34193614
@sindhuxyz: have you seen on IE6 & Safari for yourself??? You asked for CSS, I gave you one working solution, but then you accept a none-solution. This is really ridiculous.

@scrathcyboy: with all due respect, see it for yourself once.

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