Ed R Ed R - 5 months ago 21
CSS Question

CSS triangle custom border color

Attempting to use a custom hex color for my css triangle (border). However since it uses border properties I am unsure how to go about doing this. I would like to steer clear of javascript and css3 simply because of compatibility. I am trying to have the triangle have a white background with a 1px border (around the angled sides of the triangle) with color #CAD5E0. Is this possible? Here's what I have so far:

.container {
margin-left: 15px;
width: 200px;
background: #FFFFFF;
border: 1px solid #CAD5E0;
padding: 4px;
position: relative;
min-height: 200px;
}

.container:after {
content: '';
display: block;
position: absolute;
top: 10px;
left: 100%;
width: 0;
height: 0;
border-color: transparent transparent transparent #CAD5E0;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 10px;
}​


My fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/4ZeCz/

Answer

You actually have to fake it with two triangles....

.container {
    margin: 15px 30px;
    width: 200px;
    background: #fff;
    border: 1px solid #a00;
    position: relative;
    min-height: 200px;
    padding: 20px;
    text-align: center;
    color: #fff;
    font: bold 1.5em/180px Helvetica, sans-serif;
    text-shadow: 0 0 1px #000;
}

.container:after,
.container:before {
    content: '';
    display: block;
    position: absolute;
    left: 100%;
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    border-style: solid;
}

.container:after {
    top: 10px;
    border-color: transparent transparent transparent #fdd;
    border-width: 10px;
}

.container:before {
    top: 9px;
    border-color: transparent transparent transparent #a00;
    border-width: 11px;
}

Updated Fiddle here

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