The CSS3 gradient generator got updated, bringing with it several major improvements to the tool. The update included a fresh page design apart from a handful of new features. Out of all the updates carried out, the biggest one was inclusion of an option for choosing both the HEX colors and RGB colors.

A comprehensive list of the release notes has been provided below. In addition, the public github repository also underwent major restructuring. It’s only the important things (Javascript source obviously!) that were up in the github repository, implying that one could go ahead and browse through it, poke it and learn about its functionality, apart from using it actively in his/her own project.

The users were nevertheless warned that a major portion of the code was quite specific to the real gradients.glrzad.com’s HTML structure. Furthermore, the code was never meant to be exactly used in the form of a plug-in, though it was possible still.

The release notes

The color format selection
- With the color format selection one could now choose how his/her colors would be formatted, either in HEX or RGB.
- The CSS3 gradient generator would store the user’s preferences, making it possible for them to be used during his/her next visit.

Copying of the code
- Using this feature, the user could copy the output code to his/her clipboard, so he/she could quickly grab it and use it wherever needed.

User interface updates
- The page was stripped down to the CSS3 gradient generator’s core components, moving them to the top of the fold.
- The color picker was moved next to the color swatches, in order to make it easier for the user to work with both of them together.
- A larger gradient sample was included to provide a better idea of the color sample to the users.
- The code sample would get generated in the exact manner that the users would like to utilize it in their codes.

Disqus commenting
- The Disqus commenting facility was built into the page. The users now had the ability to leave feedbacks related to the CSS3 gradient generator. They’d no longer need to visit the official blog to leave any comments.

Ability to spread the word
- Twitter’s retweet and Facebook’s like buttons were added, replacing the earlier obsolete buttons.

CDN
- The CSS and JavaScript were squeezed down for better performance of the requests.
- All the assets were moved to Amazon S3 bucket and started using the Amazon’s CloudFront.