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The translateX() CSS function repositions an element horizontally on the 2D plane. Its result is a <transform-function> data type.

Note: translateX(tx) is equivalent to translate(tx, 0) or translate3d(tx, 0, 0).




Is a <length> representing the abscissa of the translating vector.
Cartesian coordinates on ℝ2 Homogeneous coordinates on ℝℙ2 Cartesian coordinates on ℝ3 Homogeneous coordinates on ℝℙ3

A translation is not a linear transformation in ℝ2 and can't be represented using a Cartesian-coordinate matrix.

10t010001 10t010001 100t010000100001
[1 0 0 1 t 0]



<div class="moved">Moved</div>


div { 
  width: 60px;
  height: 60px;
  background-color: skyblue;

.moved {
  transform: translateX(10px); /* Equal to translate(10px) */
  background-color: pink;


Browser compatibility

Please see the <transform-function> data type for compatibility info.

See also

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