I currently have a 6pt rectangle object with a gradient that provides some depth between the Top Nav and Header:
It occurred to me that I could create a gradient in the Header and not use the rectangle object at all. I've not done any benchmarking on this yet, but I'm presuming this is a better solution in that it has one less layout object to pull down from the server.
I'm presuming that a gradient is a gradient, regardless if it is used on a shape object or a part object. Does anyone have any insights into this? Does it even matter? Or is there a big "gotcha" that I'm overlooking?