I want to rotate the image which is placed in the button of scrollbar in Chrome. Now I have a CSS with this content:

::-webkit-scrollbar-button:vertical:decrement {
    background-image: url(images/arrowup.png);
    -webkit-transform: rotate(120deg);
    -moz-transform: rotate(120deg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-position: center;
    background-color: #ECEEEF;
    border-color: #999;

I wish to rotate the image without rotating its content.

Solution 1

Very well done and answered here http://www.sitepoint.com/css3-transform-background-image/

#myelement:before {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    width: 200%;
    height: 200%;
    top: -50%;
    left: -50%;
    z-index: -1;
    background: url(background.png) 0 0 repeat;
    transform: rotate(30deg);

Solution 2

Very easy method, you rotate one way, and the contents the other. Requires a square though

    background : url('someImage.jpg');
    transform: rotate(-30deg);
#element:hover >*{
    transform: rotate(30deg);

Solution 3

Update 2020, May:

Setting position: absolute and then transform: rotate(45deg) will provide a background:

div {
  height: 200px;
  width: 200px;
  outline: 2px dashed slateBlue;
  overflow: hidden;
div img {
  position: absolute;
  transform: rotate(45deg);
  z-index: -1;
  top: 40px;
  left: 40px;
  <img src="https://placekitten.com/120/120" />
  <h1>Hello World!</h1>

Original Answer:

In my case, the image size is not so large that I cannot have a rotated copy of it. So, the image has been rotated with photoshop. An alternative to photoshop for rotating images is online tool too for rotating images. Once rotated, I'm working with the rotated-image in the background property.

div.with-background {
    background-image: url(/img/rotated-image.png);
    background-size:     contain;
    background-repeat:   no-repeat;
    background-position: top center;

Good Luck...

Solution 4


.reverse {
  transform: rotate(180deg);

.rotate {
  animation-duration: .5s;
  animation-iteration-count: 1;
  animation-name: yoyo;
  animation-timing-function: linear;

@keyframes yoyo {
  from { transform: rotate(  0deg); }
  to   { transform: rotate(360deg); }


$(buttonElement).click(function () {

  return false

$(buttonElement).hover(function () {
}, function() {

PS: I've found this somewhere else but don't remember the source

Solution 5

I was looking to do this also. I have a large tile (literally an image of a tile) image which I'd like to rotate by just roughly 15 degrees and have repeated. You can imagine the size of an image which would repeat seamlessly, rendering the 'image editing program' answer useless.

My solution was give the un-rotated (just one copy :) tile image to psuedo :before element - oversize it - repeat it - set the container overflow to hidden - and rotate the generated :before element using css3 transforms. Bosh!

Solution 6

try making a div for the image only and then flipping it with transform: scaleY(-1); or transform: scaleX(-1); if you want to have the navbar in front of the image you can make an overlapping div and set its opacity property to 0;

Solution 7

I tried all solutions but none helped, below is what was my problem and how I solved it:

Problem: we have an image for desktops with landscape orientation but To show the same image but rotated (portrait) for mobile screens.

How: I just rotated the actual image in my assets folder the way I wanted (portrait), and then just used media queries to call that image for my background for mobiles, and that's it.

(this was the easiest and quick solution I did.)

Solution 8

Update Dec 2021

Since the original question is "..rotate the background image .."

The best answer looks to be here https://stackoverflow.com/a/62135576/3446280