Turnip Turnip - 3 months ago 25
CSS Question

<textarea> with horizontal rule

Does anyone know of a way to create horizontal rules within a

<textarea>
without using a background image?

CSS3 would be fine. I can bodge an image fallback for IE if necessary.

Example:

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Answer

You can do this using some precise linear gradients. Here's an example:

.notes {
    background-attachment: local;
    background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(left, white 10px, transparent 10px), -webkit-linear-gradient(right, white 10px, transparent 10px), -webkit-linear-gradient(white 30px, #ccc 30px, #ccc 31px, white 31px);
    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(left, white 10px, transparent 10px), -moz-linear-gradient(right, white 10px, transparent 10px), -moz-linear-gradient(white 30px, #ccc 30px, #ccc 31px, white 31px);
    background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(left, white 10px, transparent 10px), -ms-linear-gradient(right, white 10px, transparent 10px), -ms-linear-gradient(white 30px, #ccc 30px, #ccc 31px, white 31px);
    background-image: -o-linear-gradient(left, white 10px, transparent 10px), -o-linear-gradient(right, white 10px, transparent 10px), -o-linear-gradient(white 30px, #ccc 30px, #ccc 31px, white 31px);
    background-image: linear-gradient(left, white 10px, transparent 10px), linear-gradient(right, white 10px, transparent 10px), linear-gradient(white 30px, #ccc 30px, #ccc 31px, white 31px);
    background-size: 100% 100%, 100% 100%, 100% 31px;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    border-radius: 8px;
    box-shadow: inset 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
    line-height: 31px;
    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif;
    padding: 8px;
}

Demo