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CSS Transform Skew

CSS Transform:skew - means "adjust size". You do this by changing the X-axis and the Y-axis. You can style an HTML element to be skewed to create interesting images or you could use transform skew when a user mouses over the HTML element. Below are examples of both.

How To Make Element Skew on Rollover

When you want to make an image larger or a group of text larger by rolling your mouse over it - this is called "Scaling" an image. To see this in action, roll your mouse over the green block of text below:

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Create a Book Using Transform:Skew

hair behind a book

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The text on the back of the book is black by default. The h3 tag is white set in the CSS definition. You could instead define the color inside of the class ID for the front cover of the book.

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Create 3 Panels Using Transform:Skew

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Try your project with 3 images that are not the same and make it look like you are viewing the entire image as 1 across all 3 screens - similar to how you might have 3 monitors hooked up to your computer.

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Rock Boats on Hover Using Transform:Skew


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Boat 2

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CSS Transform Skew Video

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After you complete the video, please leave a comment (on YouTube) to indicate that you have completed this step. In the comments, let us know if you created one of the projects shown on this page. If you wrote your code on codepen.io or GitHub then you may post a link to your project in the comments.


Skewing HTML elements can be fun. Practice this animation technique for at least 15 minutes before moving on.

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