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CSS top Property


Example

Set the top edge of the image to 15px below the top edge of its containing element:

img
{
position:absolute;
top:15px;
}

Try it yourself »

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The top property is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

For absolutely positioned elements, the top property sets the top edge of an element to a unit above/below the top edge of its containing element.

For relatively positioned elements, the top property sets the top edge of an element to a unit above/below its normal position.

Note: If "position:static", the top property has no effect. 

Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.top="100px" Try it


CSS Syntax

top: auto|length|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
auto Lets the browser calculate the top edge position. This is default Play it »
length Sets the top edge position in px, cm, etc. Negative values are allowed Play it »
% Sets the top edge position in % of containing element. Negative values are allowed 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 tutorial: CSS Positioning

HTML DOM reference: top property



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