Segments in a circle using CSS3

Problem

I know you can make a circle in CSS3 using the border radius hack. But is there any way to make them have segments like this picture? Is there a way of doing this through HTML and CSS but not JS?

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Problem courtesy of: Games Brainiac

Solution

Yes, you can get such slices of custom angles using either one of the following two methods:

  1. If you don't need the slices to be elements themselves, the you can simply do it with one element and linear gradients - see this rainbow wheel I did last month.
  2. If you need the slices to be elements themselves, then you can do it by chaining rotate and skew transforms - see this circular menu I did a while ago.

For #2, see also this very much simplified example I did right now.

.pie {
  position: relative;
  margin: 1em auto;
  border: dashed 1px;
  padding: 0;
  width: 32em; height: 32em;
  border-radius: 50%;
  list-style: none;
}
.slice {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: absolute;
  top: 0; right: 0;
  width: 50%; height: 50%;
  transform-origin: 0% 100%; 
}
.slice:first-child {
  transform: rotate(15deg) skewY(-22.5deg);
}
.slice-contents {
  position: absolute;
  left: -100%;
  width: 200%; height: 200%;
  border-radius: 50%;
  background: lightblue;
}
.slice:first-child .slice-contents {
  transform: skewY(22.5deg); /* unskew slice contents */
}
.slice:hover .slice-contents { background: violet; } /* highlight on hover */
<ul class='pie'>
  <li class='slice'>
    <div class='slice-contents'></div>
  </li>
  <!-- you can add more slices here -->
<ul>

Solution courtesy of: Ana

Discussion

Yes you can: http://jsfiddle.net/elias94xx/3rx7w/, http://jsfiddle.net/elias94xx/3rx7w/2/

#chart {
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  border-right: 60px solid purple;
  border-top: 60px solid transparent;
  border-left: 60px solid transparent;
  border-bottom: 60px solid transparent;
  border-radius: 60px;
  -moz-border-radius: 60px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 60px;
}
<div id="chart"></div>

.chart {
  position: absolute;
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  border-radius: 60px;
  -moz-border-radius: 60px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 60px;
}

#chart1 {
  border-right: 60px solid red;
  border-top: 60px solid transparent;
  border-left: 60px solid transparent;
  border-bottom: 60px solid transparent;
}

#chart2 {
  border-right: 60px solid transparent;
  border-top: 60px solid green;
  border-left: 60px solid transparent;
  border-bottom: 60px solid transparent;
}

#chart3 {
  border-right: 60px solid transparent;
  border-top: 60px solid transparent;
  border-left: 60px solid blue;
  border-bottom: 60px solid transparent;
}

#chart4 {
  border-right: 60px solid transparent;
  border-top: 60px solid transparent;
  border-left: 60px solid transparent;
  border-bottom: 60px solid yellow;
}
<div id="chart1" class="chart"></div>
<div id="chart2" class="chart"></div>
<div id="chart3" class="chart"></div>
<div id="chart4" class="chart"></div>

Source: http://www.paulund.co.uk/how-to-create-different-shapes-in-css

Discussion courtesy of: user625860

This recipe can be found in it's original form on Stack Over Flow.