LIKE CSS TRANSITIONS, CSS Transforms were also initially developed by the WebKit team, then folded back into two separate specs at the W3C for 2D and 3D, and ultimately combined into one Working Draft (http://bkaprt.com/css3-2/10/)
We’re going to focus primarily on 2D transforms in this book, as they’re the most practical to use right now. An entire book could be filled with information on 3D transforms alone, and they’re wonderfully magical. But 2D transforms have the most traction with regard to browser support, including Safari 3.2+, Chrome 3.2+, Firefox 4.0+, Opera 10.5+, and IE 9+ (just like transitions).
So just what are CSS Transforms? The W3C (http://bkaprt.com/css3-2/10/) describes them as:
CSS Transforms ...