Decorating Web Pages With the Grainy Gradient Block

Decorating Web Pages With the Grainy Gradient Block

Posted by WP Tavern on January 7, 2022 at 4:54 pm
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Yesterday, Kelly Choyce-Dwan released a souped-up Spacer-type block. However, instead of just empty space on the screen, end-users can decorate the area with various gradient backgrounds. Grainy Gradient Block is just the type of plugin that I look forward to tinkering with. It is not complex. It stays in its lane. And, it is just plain fun to use. The block was inspired by the grainy gradient trend touted by CSS-Tricks in 2021. Now, users can use them directly in the WordPress editor. The plugin’s single block has four variations, as shown in the following screenshot: The variations are: Default: Noisy/Grainy texture.Horizontal Grain: Horizontal lines.Vertical Grain: Vertical lines.Blob Grain: An effect similar to lava lamps. After far too much time attempting new design ideas with the plugin, I finally landed on something that I liked. I pulled a sunset image from WordPress Photos by Mark Westguard and used it within a cover block. Then, I applied a couple of different Grainy Gradient blocks over it. Grainy sunset over a lake. The goal was to give it an old, worn painting feel. I was happy with how it and several other variations I worked through turned out. I wanted to see…

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