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Tip: Using the CSS Clip Property

Clipping is another powerful feature in the CSS arsenal. Learn more about how to use it.


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CSS clipping is another powerful feature. The shape's edge is called the clip-path, and clipping shows what image area should be visible. Clipping is about hiding what normally would be drawn. Below are two examples of a clip-path: one is a polygon in the shape of star and one is a circle:

/* Star */
.polygon {
   clip-path: polygon(50% 0%, 61% 35%, 98% 35%, 68% 57%, 79% 91%, 50% 70%, 21% 91%, 32% 57%, 2% 35%, 39% 35%);
}

/* circle */
.circle {
   clip-path: circle(50%);
} 

 

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Octavia Andreea Anghel is a senior PHP developer currently working as a primary trainer for programming teams that participate at national and international software-development contests. She consults on developing educational projects at a national level. She is a coauthor of the book "XML Technologies--XML in Java" (Albastra, ISBN 978-973-650-210-1), for which she wrote the XML portions. In addition to PHP and XML, she's interested in software architecture, web services, UML, and high-performance unit tests.
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