Linux-based web developers meet your new must-have tool: Gradiator.

Gradiator is a CSS3 gradient app for Linux. In fact, according to its developers, it’s the only CSS3 gradient application available for Linux.

Gradiator on Ubuntu 11.10

The application comes with an adjustable slider for gradient strength/position; a color-wheel to configure gradient colors; and an easy way to set the gradient direction.

Once you’re happy with your gradient you can hit the ‘Get Code’ button to have the CSS copied to your clipboard ready for pasting.


Like most things in life Gradiator is available to install in Ubuntu via a PPA (although this application is screaming out to be added to the Ubuntu Software Centre).

The PPA only provides packages for Ubuntu 11.10, but a tarball is available for users of other distros.

To install, open a Terminal and enter the following two commands carefully: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/gradiator
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gradiator

Alternatively add the text in bold to your Software Sources.

If you like the application then be sure to throw a few dollars/euros at it’s developers, a pair of high school students.

Thanks to Jono Cooper

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