The scale transform changes the size of an element. The syntax of the scale transform is shown below.
scale takes two parameters, the factor by which to scale the element on the x axis, and the factor
by which to scale the element on the y axis. If one parameter is omitted, then both axis will be scaled
by the single factor provided. The factors are interpreted as the ratio of the transformed dimension to
the original. For example, 0.5 shrinks the axis by 50%.
In the example shown above, all squares have the same x and y axis locations and the same width
and height dimensions. The red square has no transform applied. The green square uses the
scale transform with a single parameter of 0.5. Note that not only does the scale parameter
scale the element, it also scales the position of the element. In other words, the green square can be
considered to be on its own layer with axis scaled to 0.5.
The blue square uses the scale transform with a single parameter of 2. Note again that the scale
parameter scales the position of the element. The yellow square uses the scale transform with a parameter
of 0.5 for the x axis and 2 for the y axis. Note that not only is the location of the element scaled, but the
width's of the borders are also scaled.