06. Box Border Effects box-shadow

Just like how we can apply a shadow on text, we can also apply a shadow on a box.

Box Shadow

To add a shadow around a box, we can use the box-shadow property.

There are six values that we must pass it, in order:

Horizontal offset
How far the shadow should be off to the right.
Vertical offset
How far the shadow should below the box edge.
Blur
To blur our shadow, we specify our third value, or the blur-radius.
The higher the value, the more blurry our shadow becomes.
Spread distance
The higher the value, the larger the shadow.
Color
Lastly, we may specify a color, the default being black.
Inner Shadow (optional)
To add an inner shadow, we insert the value "inset".

The following code will produce the Sample Box below:

#box {
  box-shadow: 2px 4px 7px 2px blue;
  margin: 10px;
  padding: 10px;
}
Sample Box

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