How to flip background image using CSS?

Tags: css,css3,mobile-webkit

Problem :

How to flip any background image using CSS? Is it possible?

currenty I'm using this arrow image in a background-image of li in css

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On :visited I need to flip this arrow horizontally. I can do this to make another image of arrow BUT I'm just curious to know is it possible to flip the image in CSS for :visited

Solution :

I found I way to flip only the background not whole element after seeing a clue to flip in Alex's answer. Thanks alex for your answer


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   .next a, .prev a {width:200px;background:#fff}
    .next {float:left}
    .prev {float:right}
    .prev a:before,
    .next a:before {
        margin:0 5px 0 0;
        background:url( no-repeat 0 0; display:inline-block

    .next a:before {
        margin:0 0 0 5px;


See example here

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