kalpaitch kalpaitch - 2 months ago 6
jQuery Question

Animate element transform rotate

How would I rotate an element with a jQuery's

? I'm using the line below, which is currently animating the opacity correctly, but does this support CSS3 transforms?

opacity: 0.25,
MozTransform: 'rotate(-' + -amount + 'deg)',
transform: 'rotate(' + -amount + 'deg)'


As far as I know, basic animates can't animate non-numeric CSS properties.

I believe you could get this done using a step function and the appropriate css3 transform for the users browser. CSS3 transform is a bit tricky to cover all your browsers in (IE6 you need to use the Matrix filter, for instance).

EDIT: here's an example that works in webkit browsers (Chrome, Safari): http://jsfiddle.net/ryleyb/ERRmd/

If you wanted to support IE9 only, you could use transform instead of -webkit-transform, or -moz-transform would support FireFox.

The trick used is to animate a CSS property we don't care about (text-indent) and then use its value in a step function to do the rotation:

step: function(now,fx) {