Spring Sale! Save 15% on WordPress books with code: SPRING22
Web Dev + WordPress + Security

CSS3 Tip: Removing Box Shadows

Adding box shadows is a great way to bring depth and focus to your design. You have probably seen this trick before:

.selector {
	-webkit-box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #333;
	-moz-box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #333;
	box-shadow: 0 3px 5px #333;
	}

That CSS snippet will add a nice drop shadow to any matching selector. But what if you want to remove the box shadow from one or more of the matched elements? Easy, just declare none for any box-shadow property values:

.selector.noshadow {
	-webkit-box-shadow: none;
	-moz-box-shadow: none;
	box-shadow: none;
	}

Depending on the cascade, you may need to strengthen the .selector with greater specificity. Here we disable the box-shadow from all elements classed with .noshadow. So something like this:

<div class="selector">This box has a shadow</div>
<div class="selector noshadow">This box has no shadow</div>
<div class="selector">This box has a shadow</div>
Jeff Starr
About the Author
Jeff Starr = Designer. Developer. Producer. Writer. Editor. Etc.
WP Themes In Depth: Build and sell awesome WordPress themes.
Welcome
Perishable Press is operated by Jeff Starr, a professional web developer and book author with two decades of experience. Here you will find posts about web development, WordPress, security, and more »
BBQ Pro: The fastest firewall to protect your WordPress.
Thoughts
Coding never ends. Bring a snack.
Not posting anything online usually means I’m busy working on my next project.
Today is my 50th B-day :)
Deep in the code.
Making good progress on my next pro plugin, Simple Ajax Chat Pro :)
Events definitely are speeding up. For those who are paying attention.
New wave of spam comments easily blocked, add =https:// to WP Discussion settings ▸ Disallowed Comment Keys.
Newsletter
Get news, updates, deals & tips via email.
Email kept private. Easy unsubscribe anytime.