# CSS - translateX()

The translateX() CSS function moves the element horizontally on the plane. This transformation is characterized by a <length> defining how much it moves horizontally.

## Examples

### HTML

HTML
<p>foo</p>
<p class="transformed">bar</p>
<p>foo</p>

### CSS

CSS
p {
width: 50px;
height: 50px;
background-color: teal;
}

.transformed {
transform: translateX(10px);
background-color: blue;
}

CSS
translateX(t)

## Description

The translateX() CSS function moves the element horizontally on the plane. This transformation is characterized by a <length> defining how much it moves horizontally.

translateX(tx) is a shortcut for translate(tx, 0).

t
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 transform in ℝ2 and cannot be represented using a matrix in the cartesian coordinates system.

$\left(\begin{array}{cc}10& t\\ 01& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$ $\left(\begin{array}{cc}10& t\\ 01& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$ $\left(\begin{array}{ccc}10& 0& t\\ 01& 0& 0\\ 0& 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$
[1 0 0 1 t 0]