Box shadow


#1

Hello coders!
I have a doubt on this class:

#sun {
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;

    height: 200px;
    width: 200px;
    margin-top: -100px; 
    margin-left: -100px;

    border-color: orange;
    border-width: 8px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-radius: 50%;

    box-shadow: 0 0 128px red;
}

So, box means square and for my sun border, it's circular so why can't I type circle instead of box? Could you please explain it to me?
Thank you!


#2

Hi Slimbeast,

Not necessarily, that's just the association we have with the word “box”. You could have a round box, and it would still be a box.
Because of that, box-shadow is a valid term for even a circular shape, I think.

Does this help you?


#3

Okay, I understand. Thank you very much!!
Have a great day friend! :slightly_smiling: