Html – Vertical (rotated) text in HTML table

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Is there a (portable) way to rotate text in a HTML table cell by 90°?

(I have a table with many columns and much text for the headings, so I'd like to write it vertically to save space.)

Best Solution

.box_rotate {
     -moz-transform: rotate(7.5deg);  /* FF3.5+ */
       -o-transform: rotate(7.5deg);  /* Opera 10.5 */
  -webkit-transform: rotate(7.5deg);  /* Saf3.1+, Chrome */
             filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.BasicImage(rotation=0.083);  /* IE6,IE7 */
         -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.BasicImage(rotation=0.083)"; /* IE8 */
    }
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Taken from http://css3please.com/

As of 2017, the aforementioned site has simplified the rule set to drop legacy Internet Explorer filter and rely more in the now standard transform property:

.box_rotate {
  -webkit-transform: rotate(7.5deg);  /* Chrome, Opera 15+, Safari 3.1+ */
      -ms-transform: rotate(7.5deg);  /* IE 9 */
          transform: rotate(7.5deg);  /* Firefox 16+, IE 10+, Opera */
}
<div>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus vitae porta lectus. Suspendisse dolor mauris, scelerisque ut diam vitae, dictum ultricies est. Cras sit amet erat porttitor arcu lacinia ultricies. Morbi sodales, nisl vitae imperdiet consequat, purus nunc maximus nulla, et pharetra dolor ex non dolor.</div>
<div class="box_rotate">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus vitae porta lectus. Suspendisse dolor mauris, scelerisque ut diam vitae, dictum ultricies est. Cras sit amet erat porttitor arcu lacinia ultricies. Morbi sodales, nisl vitae imperdiet consequat, purus nunc maximus nulla, et pharetra dolor ex non dolor.</div>
<div>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus vitae porta lectus. Suspendisse dolor mauris, scelerisque ut diam vitae, dictum ultricies est. Cras sit amet erat porttitor arcu lacinia ultricies. Morbi sodales, nisl vitae imperdiet consequat, purus nunc maximus nulla, et pharetra dolor ex non dolor.</div>