Back in 2009, the WebKit development team proposed a new extension to CSS that would allow Web page elements to be displayed and transformed on a three-dimensional plane. This proposal was called 3-D Transforms , and it was soon implemented in Safari for Mac and iOS. About a year later, support followed for Chrome, and early in 2011, for Android. Outside of WebKit, however, none of the other browser makers seemed to show much enthusiasm for it, so it’s remained a fairly niche and underused feature. That’s set to change, though, as the Firefox and Internet Explorer teams have decided to join the party by implementing 3-D Transforms in pre-release versions of their browsers.
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Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms