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Using CSS Transforms with TailwindCSS v1.2

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You can now use CSS transforms right out of the box with TailwindCSS v1.2.

1<div class="origin-center transform scale-50 rotate-45 translate-x-full"></div>

With the above example, the div will be scaled 150%, rotated 45 degrees, translated to the right 100% of the width, and all transformations will be based around the center of the element.

Check these out, all default Tailwind utilities!

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1<div class="transform scale-50">Scaled down</div>
3 <div class="inline-block transform rotate-45">Rotated</div>
5<div class="transform translate-x-1/2">Translated</div>

You can even combine these with CSS transitions (read more about that here):

Hover me to rotate!
Hover me to slide!
1<div class="inline-block py-12">
2 <div class="inline-block p-2 text-white transition-transform duration-1000 ease-out transform rotate-45 bg-red-500 hover:-rotate-45">Hover me to rotate!</div>
4<div class="inline-block ml-8 transition-transform duration-1000 ease-out transform hover:translate-x-1/2">Hover me to slide!</div>

Alright, so let's get into what properties are available by default with Tailwind.


You can use this property to set the origin of the transformation.

2 center: 'center',
3 top: 'top',
4 'top-right': 'top right',
5 right: 'right',
6 'bottom-right': 'bottom right',
7 bottom: 'bottom',
8 'bottom-left': 'bottom left',
9 left: 'left',
10 'top-left': 'top left',

scale-*, scale-x-*, scale-y-*

As expected, these will scale your element either horizontally, vertically, or both. Default scale values:

1'0': '0',
2'50': '.5',
3'75': '.75',
4'90': '.9',
5'95': '.95',
6'100': '1',
7'105': '1.05',
8'110': '1.1',
9'125': '1.25',
10'150': '1.5',


This will apply the rotate transformation. Default rotate values are:

1'-180': '-180deg',
2'-90': '-90deg',
3'-45': '-45deg',
4'0': '0',
5'45': '45deg',
6'90': '90deg',
7'180': '180deg',

Note, that to apply the negative values, you need to prefix the "rotate" with a hyphen, just like negative margin, etc:


translate-*, translate-x-*, translate-y-*

This will apply translate transformations to your element. Here are the default values:

2 ...theme('spacing'),
3 ...negative(theme('spacing')),
4 '-full': '-100%',
5 '-1/2': '-50%',
6 '1/2': '50%',
7 full: '100%',

The default values pull in all the spacing configuration values (used for margin, padding, etc).

skew-x-*, skew-y-*

This will apply a skew transformation on your element. Note that there are no default skew values provided.

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