Introducing a New Open Source Apache Module: Mod_graphics
- Circles - generate circles of any size with a specified foreground and background color
- Gradient - generate a 1 pixel x any length rectangle that has a 2 color, linear-gradient fill in horizontal or vertical orientation
The module is designed to allow web page theme designers and developers to create rounded corners and resizeable dynamic modules without having to generate custom graphic files in photoshop for every adjustment.
There is an amazing variety of ways to create Web 2.0 style ‘rounded corners’ including:
I am hoping that some of the developers who have created these approaches might integrate mod_graphics into their techniques to make their solutions fully automated.
Some key features:
- Apache 2 Licensed Open Source
- Entirely C/C++
There are probably a handful of bugs for getting it to work on every flavor of linux, but we’ll get those hashed out as we hear about them. Instructions to compile and install are in the readme.