Half circle with CSS (border, outline only)


I'm trying to create a circle with CSS, which looks exactly like on the following picture:

enter image description here

...with only one div:

<div class="myCircle"></div>

and by using only CSS definitions. No SVG, WebGL, DirectX, [...] allowed.

I've tried to draw a full circle and fading half of it with another div, and it does work, but I'm looking for a more elegant alternative.


Answers:


You could use border-top-left-radius and border-top-right-radius properties to round the corners on the box according to the box's height (and added borders).

Then add a border to top/right/left sides of the box to achieve the effect.

Here you go:

.half-circle {
    width: 200px;
    height: 100px; /* as the half of the width */
    background-color: gold;
    border-top-left-radius: 110px;  /* 100px of height + 10px of border */
    border-top-right-radius: 110px; /* 100px of height + 10px of border */
    border: 10px solid gray;
    border-bottom: 0;
}

WORKING DEMO.

Alternatively, you could add box-sizing: border-box to the box in order to calculate the width/height of the box including borders and padding.

.half-circle {
    width: 200px;
    height: 100px; /* as the half of the width */
    border-top-left-radius: 100px;
    border-top-right-radius: 100px;
    border: 10px solid gray;
    border-bottom: 0;

    -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
    -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
    box-sizing: border-box;
}

UPDATED DEMO. (Demo without background color)