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CSS Animating SVG with CSS Transitions and Transforms Rotating and Scaling SVG

The heart icon isn't animating - what is wrong with my code? Thanks -


The heart icon isn't animating - can you see what's wrong with my code?

Thanks in advance -

.heart:hover .heart-icon {
  transform: scale(1.3);

.heart-icon {
  transition: transform .2s ease-out;
<!-- HEART -->
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 -50 400 200">
  <g class="heart">
    <circle class="heart-bg" fill="#FF8EB4" cx="200" cy="50" r="90"></circle>
    <path class="heart-icon" fill="#FFFFFF" d="M251.5,45.5c0-17.8-11.1-34.6-28.9-34.6c-9,0-16.6,6.3-22.4,12.7c-5.7-6.3-13-12.7-21.8-12.7 c-17.8,0-29.9,16.8-29.9,34.6c0,24.7,37.2,51.1,52.4,51.1C217.5,96.6,251.5,67.7,251.5,45.5z"></path>

3 Answers

Nathan Ward
Nathan Ward
7,907 Points

Hi this could be due to the browser you are using the following CSS should work cross-browser:

.heart:hover .heart-icon {
  -webkit-transform: scale(1.3);
  transform: scale(1.3);

.heart-icon {
  transition: -webkit-transform .2s ease-out;
  transition: transform .2s ease-out;
  transition: transform .2s ease-out, -webkit-transform .2s ease-out;

Hi Nathan,

Thanks for your response.

Unfortunately, this code you provided did not work either.

I am curious though, what does the extra code you provided do exactly?

Also - you mentioned this could be a browser issue - the only question I have regarding that, is why is the browser animating the gear and the hammer, but not the heart? If it was a browser issue, wouldn't it not animate any of these?

Thanks again -

Check default source code again as the heart icon had the 'gear' class applied to it. So, .gear:hover .heart-icon {...} works

Hi. Your key codes for the heart animation are:

.heart-icon { transform-origin: center 50px 50px; }

.heart:hover .heart-icon { transform: scale(1.3); }

.heart-icon { transition: transform .2s ease-out; }