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CSS backface-visibility Property

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CSS backface-visibility Property

CSS backface-visibility property sets whether the back face of an element is visible when turned towards the user.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div{ width: 120px; height: 120px; text-align: center; background: #66cc66; border: 1px solid #339933; animation: myAnimation 3s infinite; -webkit-animation: myAnimation 3s infinite; -moz-animation: myAnimation 3s infinite; animation-timing-function: linear; -webkit-animation-timing-function: linear; -moz-animation-timing-function: linear; } #point{ backface-visibility: visible; -webkit-backface-visibility: visible; } #point1{ backface-visibility: hidden; -webkit-backface-visibility: hidden; } @keyframes myAnimation { from {transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {transform: rotateY(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes myAnimation /* Firefox */ { from {-moz-transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {-moz-transform: rotateY(360deg);} } @-webkit-keyframes myAnimation /* Opera, Safari, Chrome */ { from {-webkit-transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {-webkit-transform: rotateY(360deg);} } @-ms-keyframes myAnimation /* IE */ { from {-ms-transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {-ms-transform: rotateY(360deg);} } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS backface-visibility Property</h1> <h2>backface-visibility: visible;</h2> <div id="point">Hello World!</div> <h2>backface-visibility: hidden;</h2> <div id="point1">Hello World!</div> </body> </html>

Syntax

Using CSS

element{ backface-visibility: hidden; }

Using Javascript

object.style.backfaceVisibility="hidden";

Animatable

No, backface-visibility property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS backface-visibility property is visible.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS backface-visibility property.

ValueExplanation
visible The backside is visible.
hidden The backside is not visible.

Browser Support

Devicedesktopmobile
Browsergoogle chromesafarifirefoxinternet Exploreredgeoperagoogle chromesafarifirefoxedgeoperaandroid webviewsamsung internet
backface-visibilityYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS backface-visibility property of an element using JavaScript.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div{ width: 120px; height: 120px; text-align: center; background: #66cc66; border: 1px solid #339933; margin-bottom: 25px; animation: myAnimation 3s infinite; -webkit-animation: myAnimation 3s infinite; -moz-animation: myAnimation 3s infinite; animation-timing-function: linear; -webkit-animation-timing-function: linear; -moz-animation-timing-function: linear; } @keyframes myAnimation { from {transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {transform: rotateY(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes myAnimation /* Firefox */ { from {-moz-transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {-moz-transform: rotateY(360deg);} } @-webkit-keyframes myAnimation /* Opera, Safari, Chrome */ { from {-webkit-transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {-webkit-transform: rotateY(360deg);} } @-ms-keyframes myAnimation /* IE */ { from {-ms-transform: rotateY(0deg);} to {-ms-transform: rotateY(360deg);} } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS backface-visibility Property</h1> <h2>backface-visibility: visible;</h2> <div id="point">Hello World!</div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("div")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.backfaceVisibility = "hidden"; x.style.WebkitBackfaceVisibility = "hidden"; } </script> </body> </html>

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