Image Reflection With -webkit-transform Property

Posted by jcargoo | Saturday, January 10, 2009
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In this example, I would like show you how it would be great and also simple if you use the CSS3’s -webkit-transform property in order to spice your logo or image with a pretty reflection.

View Demo (works only with Chrome and Safari)

Here is what the main CSS code looks like:

.reflected {
background: #fff url(mycar.jpg) no-repeat;
padding-top: 252px;
height: 150px;
overflow: hidden;
float: left;
position: relative;

.reflected img{
-webkit-transform: rotate(180deg);
The -webkit-transform property is used to rotate mycar.jpg image by 180 degrees. Since this is done, we will set the opacity to 0.5 in order to give our reflection a very much alive aspect.

And our HTML code will be as follows:

<div class="reflected">
<img src="mycar.jpg" />

Final result:
Please be aware again that this example was tested in quite some browsers, and the only web browsers that support this CSS property until now are Chrome and Safari.

I have struck the CSS3 word as technically speaking, the -webkit-transform property is not at all a “CSS 3” property– sorry I was wrong. But it remains just a proprietary extension of the W3C spec.

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4 Previous Comments
  1. Anonymous | January 11, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

    Good now you have corrected it because of course it is not a CSS3 property.
    Have a Good luck.

  2. Anonymous | January 21, 2009 at 12:54 PM  

    Try with: -webkit-transform: scale(1,-1);
    That gives you a proper mirror effect:)

  3. Rik | February 9, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

    You can use -webkit-box-reflect in combinaison with -webkit-gradient. See .

  4. jcargoo | February 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

    Thank you so much Rik, I really appreciate!