O'Reilly logo

CSS Pocket Reference, 4th Edition by Eric A. Meyer

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Name

backface-visibility

Values:

visible | hidden

Initial value:

visible

Applies to:

Block-level and inline-level elements

Inherited:

No

Computed value:

Same as declared value

Description:

Defines whether the back side of an element is visible once the element has been rotated in a simulated 3D space and is “facing away” from the viewer. If the value is hidden, the element will be effectively invisible until it is rotated such that the front side of the element is once more “facing toward” the viewer.

Examples:

div.card {backface-visibility: hidden;}
span.cubeside {backface-visibility: visible;}

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required