/CSS

skew()

The `skew()` CSS function defines a transformation that skews an element on the 2D plane. Its result is a `<transform-function>` data type.

This transformation is a shear mapping (transvection) that distorts each point within an element by a certain angle in the horizontal and vertical directions. The coordinates of each point are modified by a value proportionate to the specified angle and the distance to the origin; thus, the farther from the origin a point is, the greater will be the value added it.

Syntax

The `skew()` function is specified with either one or two values, which represent the amount of skewing to be applied in each direction.

```skew(ax)

skew(ax, ay)
```

Values

`ax`
Is an `<angle>` representing the angle to use to distort the element along the abscissa.
`ay`
Is an `<angle>` representing the angle to use to distort the element along the ordinate. If not defined, its default value is `0`, resulting in a purely horizontal skewing.
Cartesian coordinates on ℝ2 Homogeneous coordinates on ℝℙ2 Cartesian coordinates on ℝ3 Homogeneous coordinates on ℝℙ3
$\left(\begin{array}{c}1tan\left(ax\right)\\ tan\left(ay\right)1\end{array}\right)$ $\left(\begin{array}{cc}1tan\left(ax\right)& 0\\ tan\left(ay\right)1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$ $\left(\begin{array}{cc}1tan\left(ax\right)& 0\\ tan\left(ay\right)1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$ $\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1tan\left(ax\right)& 0& 0\\ tan\left(ay\right)1& 0& 0\\ 0& 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$
`[1 tan(ay) tan(ax) 1 0 0]`

Examples

Using a single x-angle

HTML

```<div>Normal</div>
<div class="skewed">Skewed</div>```

CSS

```div {
width: 80px;
height: 80px;
background-color: skyblue;
}

.skewed {
transform: skew(10deg); /* Equal to skewX(10deg) */
background-color: pink;
}
```

Using two angles

HTML

```<div>Normal</div>
<div class="skewed">Skewed</div>```

CSS

```div {
width: 80px;
height: 80px;
background-color: skyblue;
}

.skewed {
transform: skew(10deg, 10deg);
background-color: pink;
}
```

Browser compatibility

Please see the `<transform-function>` data type for compatibility info.