translateY()

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

Note: translateY(ty) is equivalent to translate(0, ty) or translate3d(0, ty, 0).

Syntax

/* <length-percentage> values */
transform: translateY(200px);
transform: translateY(50%);

Values

<length-percentage>

The value is a <length> or <percentage> representing the ordinate of the translating vector. A percentage value refers to the height of the reference box defined by the transform-box property.

Cartesian coordinates on ℝ^2 Homogeneous coordinates on ℝℙ^2 Cartesian coordinates on ℝ^3 Homogeneous coordinates on ℝℙ^3

A translation is not a linear transformation in ℝ^2 and can't be represented using a Cartesian-coordinate matrix.

1 0 0 0 1 t 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 t 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 t 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
[1 0 0 1 0 t]

Formal syntax

translateY(<length-percentage>)

Examples

HTML

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

CSS

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

.moved {
  transform: translateY(10px);
  background-color: pink;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Transforms Module Level 1 (CSS Transforms 1)
# funcdef-transform-translatey

Browser compatibility

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See also