rainborick - 2:46 am on Jun 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Even though this thread is getting old, I thought I'd post a note about browser compatibility. Current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera all support it, although some older versions lack support for radial gradients. Opera Mini lacks support and has not announced future support. IE 10 will support it, and older versions can do two color gradients with filters.
I'm all thumbs when it comes to graphics programs, so I enjoy working with CSS gradients. But it's like so many such things, you have to limit them to non-critical features and provide fall-back instructions for the laggards.