Beginning CSS3 pp 445-474 | Cite as

2D Transforms and Transitions

  • David Powers


One of the main drawbacks of website design has always been the strict rectangular layout imposed by the box model. The CSS Transforms module ( seeks to give designers greater freedom by making it possible to shift, rotate, scale, and skew elements. Originally, there were three separate modules: for two- and three-dimensional transforms, and for scalable vector graphics (SVG). These have been merged into a single module, which is currently only a working draft. However, browsers have made significant progress with two-dimensional transforms. They’re supported by all mainstream browsers except IE 8 and earlier.


Anchor Point Local Coordinate System Mouse Pointer Scalable Vector Graphic Front Image 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© David Powers 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Powers

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations