CSS flex-shrink Property


Let the second flex-item shrink three times more than the rest:

/* Safari 6.1+ */
div:nth-of-type(2) {
    -webkit-flex-shrink: 3;

/* Standard syntax */
div:nth-of-type(2) {
    flex-shrink: 3;

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Definition and Usage

The flex-shrink property specifies how the item will shrink relative to the rest of the flexible items inside the same container.

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

Default value: 1
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.flexShrink="5" 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-shrink 29.0
21.0 -webkit-
11.0 28.0
18.0 -moz-
6.1 -webkit- 12.10

CSS Syntax

flex-shrink: number|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
number A number specifying how much the item will shrink relative to the rest of the flexible items. Default value is 1 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 property

CSS Reference: flex-basis property

CSS Reference: flex-direction property

CSS Reference: flex-flow property

CSS Reference: flex-grow property

CSS Reference: flex-wrap property

HTML DOM reference: flexShrink property




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