Baseline 2023

Newly available

Since August 2023, this feature works across the latest devices and browser versions. This feature might not work in older devices or browsers.

The offset CSS shorthand property sets all the properties required for animating an element along a defined path. The offset properties together help to define an offset transform, a transform that aligns a point in an element (offset-anchor) to an offset position (offset-position) on a path (offset-path) at various points along the path (offset-distance) and optionally rotates the element (offset-rotate) to follow the direction of the path.

Note: Early versions of the spec called this property motion.

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Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:


/* Offset position */
offset: auto;
offset: 10px 30px;
offset: none;

/* Offset path */
offset: ray(45deg closest-side);
offset: path("M 100 100 L 300 100 L 200 300 z");
offset: url(arc.svg);

/* Offset path with distance and/or rotation */
offset: url(circle.svg) 100px;
offset: url(circle.svg) 40%;
offset: url(circle.svg) 30deg;
offset: url(circle.svg) 50px 20deg;

/* Including offset anchor */
offset: ray(45deg closest-side) / 40px 20px;
offset: url(arc.svg) 2cm / 0.5cm 3cm;
offset: url(arc.svg) 30deg / 50px 100px;

/* Global values */
offset: inherit;
offset: initial;
offset: revert;
offset: revert-layer;
offset: unset;

Formal definition

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies totransformable elements
Percentagesas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typeas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Creates stacking contextyes

Formal syntax

offset = 
[ <'offset-position'>? [ <'offset-path'> [ <'offset-distance'> || <'offset-rotate'> ]? ]? ]! [ / <'offset-anchor'> ]?


Animating an element along a path


<div id="offsetElement"></div>


@keyframes move {
  from {
    offset-distance: 0%;

  to {
    offset-distance: 100%;

#offsetElement {
  width: 50px;
  height: 50px;
  background-color: blue;
  offset: path("M 100 100 L 300 100 L 200 300 z") auto;
  animation: move 3s linear infinite;



Motion Path Module Level 1
# offset-shorthand

Browser compatibility

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