CSS flex-direction Property


Set the direction of the flexible items inside the <div> element in reverse order:

div {
    display: -webkit-flex; /* Safari */
    -webkit-flex-direction: row-reverse; /* Safari 6.1+ */
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: row-reverse;

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Definition and Usage

The flex-direction property specifies the direction of the flexible items.

Note: If the element is not a flexible item, the flex-direction property has no effect.

Default value: row
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.flexDirection="column-reverse" Try it

Browser Support

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

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

flex-direction 29.0
21.0 -webkit-
11.0 28.0
18.0 -moz-
6.1 -webkit- 12.10

CSS Syntax

flex-direction: row|row-reverse|column|column-reverse|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
row Default value. The flexible items are displayed horizontally, as a row Play it »
row-reverse Same as row, but in reverse order Play it »
column The flexible items are displayed vertically, as a column Play it »
column-reverse Same as column, but in reverse order 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: flex-flow property

CSS Reference: flex-wrap property

CSS Reference: flex property

CSS Reference: flex-grow property

CSS Reference: flex-shrink property

CSS Reference: flex-basis property

HTML DOM reference: flexDirection property




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