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CSS3 border-radius Property


Add rounded borders to a <div> element:

div {
    border: 2px solid;
    border-radius: 25px;
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The border-radius property is used to add rounded corners to an element.

The border-radius property is a shorthand property for setting the four border-*-radius properties.

If you specify only one value for the border-radius property, this radius will be applied to all 4 corners.

However, you can specify each corner separately if you wish. Here are the rules:

  • Four values: first value applies to top-left, second value applies to top-right, third value applies to bottom-right, and fourth value applies to bottom-left corner
  • Three values: first value applies to top-left, second value applies to top-right and bottom-left, and third value applies to bottom-right
  • Two values: first value applies to top-left and bottom-right corner, and the second value applies to top-right and bottom-left corner
  • One value: all four corners are rounded equally

1. Four values - border-radius: 15px 50px 30px 5px:

2. Three values - border-radius: 15px 50px 30px:

3. Two values - border-radius: 15px 50px:

Default value: 0
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax:"25px" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit- or -moz- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

border-radius 5.0
4.0 -webkit-
9.0 4.0
3.0 -moz-
3.1 -webkit-

CSS Syntax

border-radius: 1-4 length|% / 1-4 length|%|initial|inherit;

Note: The four values for each radius are given in the order top-left, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left. If bottom-left is omitted it is the same as top-right. If bottom-right is omitted it is the same as top-left. If top-right is omitted it is the same as top-left.

Property Values

Value Description Play it
length Defines the shape of the corners. Default value is 0 Play it »
% Defines the shape of the corners in % Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Example 1


is equivalent to:


Example 2

border-radius: 2em 1em 4em / 0.5em 3em;

is equivalent to:

border-top-left-radius: 2em 0.5em;
border-top-right-radius: 1em 3em;
border-bottom-right-radius: 4em 0.5em;
border-bottom-left-radius: 1em 3em;

More Examples


Three examples with rounded corners:

/* Example 1: Rounded corners for an element with background color */
#rcorners1 {
    border-radius: 25px;
    background: #73AD21;
    padding: 20px;
    width: 200px;
    height: 150px;

/* Example 2: Rounded corners for an element with a border */
#rcorners2 {
    border-radius: 25px;
    border: 2px solid #73AD21;
    padding: 20px;
    width: 200px;
    height: 150px;

/* Example 3: Rounded corners for an element with a background image */
#rcorners3 {
    border-radius: 25px;
    background: url(paper.gif);
    background-position: left top;
    background-repeat: repeat;
    padding: 20px;
    width: 200px;
    height: 150px;
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Related Pages

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Borders

HTML DOM reference: borderRadius property