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CSS3 for Web Designers

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Chapter 4: Transforming the Message

Like CSS transitions, CSS transforms were also initially developed by the WebKit team, then folded back into two separate Working Drafts at the W3C:

  1. CSS 2D Transforms (
  2. CSS 3D Transforms (

We’re going to focus solely on 2D transforms in this book, as they’re the most practical to use right now. An entire book could be filled with information on 3D transforms alone, and they’re wonderfully magical. But 2D transforms have the most traction in regards to browser support, including Safari 3.2, Chrome 3.2, Firefox 4.0, and Opera 10.5 (just like transitions).

So just ...

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