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How to transform image size on mouse hover without affecting the layout in CSS

Topic: HTML / CSSPrev|Next

Answer: Use the CSS transform property

You can use the CSS transform property to increase or decrease the image size on mouse hover without affecting the surrounding elements or content.

Let's try out an example to understand how it basically works:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <title>CSS3 Image Transform Gallery</title>
  • <style type="text/css">
  •     ul {
  •         margin: 50px;
  •         list-style: none;
  •     }
  •     ul li {
  •         margin: 10px;
  •         display: inline-block;
  •     }
  •     ul li a {
  •         padding: 5px;
  •         display: inline-block;      
  •         border: 1px solid #f2f2f2;
  •     }
  •     ul li a img {
  •         width: 125px;
  •         height: 125px;
  •         display: block;
  •     }
  •     ul li a:hover img {
  •         transform: scale(1.5);
  •         box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
  •     }
  • </style>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <ul>
  •         <li><a href="#"><img src="club.jpg" alt="Club Card"></a></li>
  •         <li><a href="#"><img src="diamond.jpg" alt="Diamond Card"></a></li>
  •         <li><a href="#"><img src="spade.jpg" alt="Spade Card"></a></li>
  •         <li><a href="#"><img src="heart.jpg" alt="Heart Card"></a></li>
  •     </ul>
  • </body>
  • </html>

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