jQuery Background Canvas Plugin
plugin injects such a canvas element behind a div or whatever block element and provides functions to draw on it. When the background of the div is made transparent, this canvas element can be seen and it will provide the new background for the div.
DIV with Rounded Corners and Gradient without CSS
The major use case for backgriund canvas is to draw a rounded corner border and a gradient in the background of a <DIV> element.
Retro Coding and Fallback CSS Layout
With the jQuery Background Canvas Plugin, CSS does the job it is made for: Layouting of semantic html. Abuse of html (tables) and CSS (rounded corners, gradients) for design purposes is no good.
The jQuery Background Canvas Plugin was developed to enhance a search engine friendly and section 508 compliant html and css design. It avoids cluttering the html and css with design elements like layouting tables, css rounded corners techniques, css gradient
jQuery layout and background canvas plugin Homepage
(This Site is also a demo of the plugin and uses it excessively to do the gradients, tabs and round corners)
jQuery layout and background canvas plugin Documentation (PDF)
jQuery layout and background canvas plugin project URLs: