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CSS transition Property

The transition property allows you to change property values smoothly (from one value to another), over a given duration.

Different property values may be defined using pseudo-classes like :hover or :active or dynamically set using JavaScript.

CSS Demo: transition

transition: all 1s;
transition: width 3s;
transition: width 3s ease-in .7s;
transition: width 3s, color 1.5s;
transition: 1s;
Mouse over me!!!
to see the transition.

The transition property is a shorthand that sets the following properties in a single declaration:

Technical Details

Default value
as each of the properties of the shorthand:
  • transition-property: all
  • transition-duration: 0s (required)
  • transition-timing-function: ease
  • transition-delay: 0s
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.transition = "all 1s" Demo

CSS Syntax:

transition: property duration timing-function delay|initial|inherit;


The following example shows how to use transition property:

Run code

The following example shows how to change multiple properties using single transition statement:

Run code

The following example shows how to use transform property with transition:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the transition property.

Numbers followed by -webkit-, -moz-, -o- and -ms- specify the first version that worked with a vendor prefix.

transition 26
4 -webkit-
4 -moz-
10.5 -o-
3.1 -webkit-

Property Values

The following table describes the values of transition property:

Value Description
transition-property Specifies one or more names of the CSS properties to which a transition effect should be applied
transition-duration Specifies the number of seconds or milliseconds a transition should take to complete
transition-timing-function Specifies the speed curve of the transition effect
transition-delay Specifies a delay for the start of the transition
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Transition tutorial

CSS transition-delay property

CSS transition-duration property

CSS transition-property property

CSS transition-timing-function property