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Put Text on its Side in CSS (rotated)

PublishedFeb 24th, 2022

While messing around with a hobby site I went to tilt text on its side and realized I didn’t really have a method for doing this.

After google’ing and playing a little I found this method that I like.

It only requires two CSS properties and plays nicely with surrounding elements.

The trick is using

transform: scale(-1);
writing-mode: vertical-lr;

Here’s a demo of it in action:

Optionally if you want actual vertical text with the letters remaining upright, you can drop the transform: scale(-1); property and add text-orientation: upright;.

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