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How TO - Align Images Side By Side


Learn how to align images side by side with CSS.


Side-by-Side Image Gallery

Fjords
Forest
Mountains

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How To Place Images Side by Side

Step 1) Add HTML:

Example

<div class="row">
  <div class="column">
    <img src="img_fjords.jpg" alt="Fjords" style="width:100%">
  </div>
  <div class="column">
    <img src="img_forest.jpg" alt="Forest" style="width:100%">
  </div>
  <div class="column">
    <img src="img_mountains.jpg" alt="Mountains" style="width:100%">
  </div>
</div>

Step 2) Add CSS:

How to create side-by-side images with the CSS float property:

Float Example

/* Three image containers (use 25% for four, and 50% for two, etc) */
.column {
  float: left;
  width: 33.33%;
  padding: 5px;
}

/* Clear floats after image containers */
.row::after {
  content: "";
  clear: both;
  display: table;
}
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How to create side-by-side images with the CSS flex property:

Flexbox Example

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {
  flex: 33.33%;
  padding: 5px;
}
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Note: Flexbox is not supported in Internet Explorer 10 and earlier versions. It is up to you if you want to use floats or flex to create a three-column layout. However, if you need support for IE10 and down, you should use float.

Tip: To learn more about the Flexible Box Layout Module, read our CSS Flexbox chapter.


Add Responsiveness

Optionally, you could add media queries to make the images stack on top of each other instead of floating next to each other, on a specific screen width.

The following example will stack the images vertically on screens that are 500px wide or less:

Responsive Example

/* Responsive layout - makes the three columns stack on top of each other instead of next to each other */
@media screen and (max-width: 500px) {
  .column {
    width: 100%;
  }
}
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To learn more about media queries, read our CSS Media Queries Tutorial.


Related Pages

To learn more about how to style images, read our CSS Images Tutorial.

To learn more about CSS Float, read our CSS Float Tutorial.

To learn how to create an image gallery with CSS, read our CSS Image Gallery Tutorial.