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CSS translate Property


Example

Change position of an element:

div {
  translate: 100px 20px;
}
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Definition and Usage

The translate property allows you to change the position of elements.

The translate property defines x- and y-coordinates of an element in 2D. You can also define the z-coordinate to change position in 3D.

Coordinates can be given as only x-coordinates, x- and y-coordinates, or x-, y- and z-coordinates.

To better understand the translate property, view a demo.

Tip: You need to define a value for CSS perspective property for the z-property to take effect.

Note: An alternative technique to translate an element is to use CSS transform property with CSS translate() function. The CSS translate property, as explained on this webpage, is arguably a simpler and more direct way to translate an element.

Show demo ❯

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.translate="10px 20px" Try it

Browser Support

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

Property
translate 104 104 72 14.1 90


CSS Syntax

translate: x-axis y-axis z-axis|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Property Value Description Demo
x-axis Defines position at the x-axis. Possible values:
  • length
  • %
Demo ❯
y-axis Defines position at the y-axis. Possible values:
  • length
  • %
Demo ❯
z-axis Defines position at the z-axis. Possible values:
  • length
Demo ❯
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

More Examples

Example

When translate property for z-axis is set, perspective property must also be set on parent element before we can see any effect:

DIV1 {
  perspective: 200px;
}

DIV2 {
  translate: 50px 50px 50px;
}
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS 2D Transforms

CSS tutorial: CSS 3D Transforms

CSS scale property: CSS Scale property

CSS rotate property: CSS Rotate property

CSS perspective property: CSS Perspective property