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CSS transform Property


Example

Rotate, skew, and scale three different <div> elements:

div.a {
  transform: rotate(20deg);
}

div.b {
  transform : skewY(20deg);
}

div.c {
  transform: scaleY(1.5);
}

Definition and Usage

The transform property applies a 2D or 3D transformation to an element. This property allows you to rotate, scale, move, skew, etc., elements.

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.transform="rotate(7deg)" ]

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit-, -moz-, or -o- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

Property
transform (2D) 36.0
4.0 -webkit-
10.0
9.0 -ms-
16.0
3.5 -moz-
9.0
3.2 -webkit-
23.0
15.0 -webkit-
10.5 -o-
transform (3D) 36.0
12.0 -webkit-
12.0 10.0 9.0
4.0 -webkit-
23.0
15.0 -webkit-

Syntax

transform: none|transform-functions|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
none Defines that there should be no transformation
matrix(n,n,n,n,n,n) Defines a 2D transformation, using a matrix of six values
matrix3d
( n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n)
Defines a 3D transformation, using a 4x4 matrix of 16 values
translate(x,y) Defines a 2D translation
translate3d(x,y,z) Defines a 3D translation
translateX(x) Defines a translation, using only the value for the X-axis
translateY(y) Defines a translation, using only the value for the Y-axis
translateZ(z) Defines a 3D translation, using only the value for the Z-axis
scale(x,y) Defines a 2D scale transformation
scale3d(x,y,z) Defines a 3D scale transformation
scaleX(x) Defines a scale transformation by giving a value for the X-axis
scaleY(y) Defines a scale transformation by giving a value for the Y-axis
scaleZ(z) Defines a 3D scale transformation by giving a value for the Z-axis
rotate(angle) Defines a 2D rotation, the angle is specified in the parameter
rotate3d(x,y,z,angle) Defines a 3D rotation
rotateX(angle) Defines a 3D rotation along the X-axis
rotateY(angle) Defines a 3D rotation along the Y-axis
rotateZ(angle) Defines a 3D rotation along the Z-axis
skew(x-angle,y-angle) Defines a 2D skew transformation along the X- and the Y-axis
skewX(angle) Defines a 2D skew transformation along the X-axis
skewY(angle) Defines a 2D skew transformation along the Y-axis
perspective(n) Defines a perspective view for a 3D transformed element
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS 2D Transforms

CSS tutorial: CSS 3D Transforms

HTML DOM reference: transform property