HTML and CSS Reference
FIGURE 5.7 Applying multiple
transforms to the example.
skew accepts the same unit values as rotate , but it works in a different way.
Instead of the whole element being rotated but looking the same, it is deformed
by three degrees horizontally and ten degrees vertically. In real terms, this might
seem a bit illogical, because the three degrees x value is applied to the vertical sides
(they are slanted three degrees off vertical) and the ten degrees y value is applied
to the horizontal sides (they are slanted ten degrees off horizontal). Just think of it
this way: The x and y values refer to the axes the shape is distorted along.
If you want to skew an element in only one direction, use skewX or skewY . For
TIP: As you'd expect, you can use negative values to skew
the element in the other direction, vertically/horizontally.
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same property separated by spaces.
In the example file multiple_2dtransform.html, you'll find the following trans-
transform: skew(-3deg,-10deg) translateX(-200px) scale(0.7)
The effect is shown in Figure 5.7 .