The Transformation of the Transform

A presentation at CSS Dev Conf in in New Orleans, LA, USA by Dan Wilson

While CSS Transforms have been helping us position and animate for years, they are gaining new life as CSS grows. We'll get creative with Transforms and their related properties by taking a look at some of their lesser known aspects, digging into 3D, and exploring how they can be combined in interesting ways with newer tools like CSS Variables. There will be a tiny bit of math... but it's totally the fun kind.

  • Using CSS Variables to separate out the transform functions effectively as independent properties
  • Thinking in three dimensions
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of 3D perspective
  • To will-change or not to will-change?
  • How Transforms are beneficial for animation
  • What's next in the specification