A background with color gradients looks more appealing than just a plain single color background at times. Gradient backgrounds for websites are usually created with Photoshop’s gradient tools. But gradients can also be used on website via CSS codes.
"HTML5 introduced many exciting features for Web developers. One of the features is the ability to specify gradients using pure CSS3, without having to create any images and use them as repeating backgrounds for gradient effects"
Ultimate CSS Gradiant Generator is an online tool that provides the facility to generate Photoshop-like Web 2.0 CSS Gradients on the fly.
The orientation of the gradient can be set as horizontal or vertical. You can specify the size for the gradient block as well. When you’re done, simply copy the CSS code.
The resulting CSS gradients are cross browser – they will work in modern browsers and will also fall back to a simpler gradient in Internet Explorer.