Got a question today from my friend George about the best way to make rounded corners. I listed some choices, with pros/cons of each:
- Create static images with Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro (compatible, simple, but painstaking)
- A dynamic server-side solution (easy for the lazy, but creates extra server load)
- “Nifty corners” (no separate server hit, but quite hacky code)
- Base64-encoded images (way hacky, and falls back to dynamic for IE anyway)
I ended up recommending static images as the best combination of performance and compatibility, at the expense of developer time. Then it occurred to me: surely I’m not the only lazy one — someone must’ve already made a web-based wizard to quickly create sets of corner images for download and installation. Could it be??
Google says Voila! Jalenack’s Complete Rounded Corners Creator
I say Sweet! I tell ya, kids these days got it easy!