CSS backface-visibility Property

Hide and show the back face of two rotated <div> elements:

#div1 {
backface-visibility: hidden;
}
#div2 {
backface-visibility: visible;
}

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Definition and Usage

The backface-visibility property defines whether or not the back face of an element should be visible when facing the user.

The back face of an element is a mirror image of the front face being displayed.

This property is useful when an element is rotated. It lets you choose if the user should see the back face or not.

To better understand this property, view a demo.

Default value: visible
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.backfaceVisibility=”hidden”Try it
CSS Syntax
backface-visibility: visible|hidden|initial|inherit;
Property Values
Value Description
visible Default value. The backside is visible
hidden The backside is not visible
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit