CSS align-items Property


Example

Center the alignments for all the items of the flexible <div> element:

div {
    display: -webkit-flex; /* Safari */
    -webkit-align-items: center; /* Safari 7.0+ */
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
}

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Definition and Usage

The align-items property specifies the default alignment for items inside the flexible container.

Tip: Use the align-self property of each item to override the align-items property.

Default value: stretch
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.alignItems="center" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

Property
align-items 21.0 11.0 20.0 7.0 -webkit-  12.1

CSS Syntax

align-items: stretch|center|flex-start|flex-end|baseline|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
stretch Default. Items are stretched to fit the container Play it »
center Items are positioned at the center of the container Play it »
flex-start Items are positioned at the beginning of the container Play it »
flex-end Items are positioned at the end of the container Play it »
baseline Items are positioned at the baseline of the container Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS Reference: align-content property

CSS Reference: align-self property

HTML DOM reference: alignItems property



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