cmplieger cmplieger - 2 months ago 6
CSS Question

How to use calc() inside another function

Is it possible to use

calc()
inside of a CSS function like
transform
or
translate
?
I cannot seem to get it working. Here is a demo so you guys can play around:

http://jsfiddle.net/qdJwY/1/

Answer

You can use calc() wherever you can use a length based value in CSS. The example you have provided does work, but actually adds up to 0. Here is a slightly changed demo to illustrate: http://jsfiddle.net/joshnh/6ydR3/

Also, make sure to list the unprefixed version last.

Mixing percentages with other value types in the calc() function within a transform doesn't seem to work at all in Chrome. I'll report this as a bug.

UPDATE: This has been reported as a bug here: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=150054