ben http://www.alistapart.com/discuss/cssdrop2/4/#c7905 said:
>>I may get flogged for this (hence the pseudo-name) by why do this? there is such a thing as the right tool for the right job. if you want a drop shadow on an image, use your graphics program. you already used it to create/edit the image, haven’t you? it’s just 2 more steps to add a drop shadow.
You might do it on a dynamic site the client will edit via CMS.
The client’s staff aren’t graphic designers in this scenario; they are content creators — editors and writers with some web tech expertise.
They’ll be putting up new images every day.
The drop shadows are part of the look and feel you’ve designed for the site.
The client lacks the ability (or time or budget) to create drop shadow effects for 25 new images a day.
The client doesn’t HAVE to do that work, because this technique ensures that a plain image inserted into the content will show up with a drop shadow.
That would be one reason why.
Similarly, we often create border and padding effects in CSS so that all images will appear to have, say, a colored border. The client may have no graphic design expertise at all, but that’s okay; the CSS does the work. Make sense?