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W3.CSS Display


The display classes allow you to display HTML elements in specific positions inside other HTML elements:

Top Left
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Right
Left
Right
Middle
Top Middle
Bottom Middle

W3.CSS Display Classes

W3.CSS provides the following display classes: 

Class Defines
w3-display-container Container for w3-display-classes
w3-display-topleft Displays content at the top left corner of the w3-display-container
w3-display-topright Displays content at the top right corner of the w3-display-container
w3-display-bottomleft Displays content at the bottom left corner of the w3-display-container
w3-display-bottomright Displays content at the bottom right corner of the w3-display-container
w3-display-left Displays content to the left (middle left) of the w3-display-container
w3-display-right Displays content to the right (middle right) of the w3-display-container
w3-display-middle Displays content in the middle (center) of the w3-display-container
w3-display-topmiddle Displays content at the top middle of the w3-display-container
w3-display-bottommiddle Displays content at the bottom middle of the w3-display-container
w3-display-position Displays content at a specified position in the w3-display-container
w3-display-hover Displays content on hover inside the w3-display-container
w3-left Floats an element to the left (float: left)
w3-right Floats an element to the right (float: right)
w3-show Shows an element (display: block)
w3-hide Hides an element (display: none)
w3-mobile Adds mobile-first responsiveness to any element.
Displays elements as block elements on mobile devices

Examples

Example

<div class="w3-display-container w3-green" style="height:300px;">
  <div class="w3-display-topleft">Top Left</div>
  <div class="w3-display-topright">Top Right</div>
  <div class="w3-display-bottomleft">Bottom Left</div>
  <div class="w3-display-bottomright">Bottom Right</div>
  <div class="w3-display-left">Left</div>
  <div class="w3-display-right">Right</div>
  <div class="w3-display-middle">Middle</div>
  <div class="w3-display-topmiddle">Top Mid</div>
  <div class="w3-display-bottommiddle">Bottom Mid</div>
</div>
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Same example as above with added padding:

Top Left
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Right
Left
Right
Middle
Top Middle
Bottom Middle

Example

<div class="w3-display-container w3-green" style="height:300px;">
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-topleft">Top Left</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-topright">Top Right</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-bottomleft">Bottom Left</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-bottomright">Bottom Right</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-left">Left</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-right">Right</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-middle">Middle</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-topmiddle">Top Mid</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-bottommiddle">Bottom Mid</div>
</div>
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Displaying text inside an image:

Lights
Top Left
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Right
Top Mid
Left
Right
Middle
Bottom Mid

Example

<div class="w3-display-container">
  <img src="img_lights.jpg" alt="Lights" style="width:100%">
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-topleft">Top Left</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-topright">Top Right</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-bottomleft">Bottom Left</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-bottomright">Bottom Right</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-topmiddle">Top Mid</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-left">Left</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-right">Right</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-middle">Middle</div>
  <div class="w3-padding w3-display-bottommiddle">Bottom Mid</div>
</div>
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Display Hover

The w3-display-hover class displays content on hover inside a w3-display-container (goes from hidden to shown).

Top Left
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Right
Left
Right
Mouse over this box!
Top Mid
Bottom Mid

Example

<div class="w3-display-container w3-light-grey" style="height:300px;">
  <div class="w3-display-topleft w3-display-hover">Top Left</div>
  <div class="w3-display-topright w3-display-hover">Top Right</div>
  <div class="w3-display-bottomleft w3-display-hover">Bottom Left</div>
  <div class="w3-display-bottomright w3-display-hover">Bottom Right</div>
  <div class="w3-display-left w3-display-hover">Left</div>
  <div class="w3-display-right w3-display-hover">Right</div>
  <div class="w3-display-middle">Mouse over this box!</div>
  <div class="w3-display-topmiddle w3-display-hover">Top Mid</div>
  <div class="w3-display-bottommiddle w3-display-hover">Bottom Mid</div>
</div>
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The w3-display-hover classes can be combined with effect and animation classes to create cool hover effects:

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Example

 <div class="w3-display-container w3-hover-opacity">
  <img src="img_avatar.png" alt="Avatar">
  <div class="w3-display-middle w3-display-hover">
    <button class="w3-btn w3-animate-opacity">John Doe</button>
  </div>
</div>
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You will learn more about animations and effects later in this tutorial.


Displaying A Flag

With a little bit of imagination, the w3-display-classes can be used to create a flag:

Example

<div class="w3-display-container w3-card-4" style="height:200px;width:350px">
  <div class="w3-red w3-display-topleft" style="width:25%;height:40%"></div>
  <div class="w3-red w3-display-topright" style="width:60%;height:40%"></div>
  <div class="w3-red w3-display-bottomleft" style="width:25%;height:40%"></div>
  <div class="w3-red w3-display-bottomright" style="width:60%;height:40%"></div>
</div>
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Floating Classes

The w3-left class floats an element to the left, the w3-right class floats an element to the right:

w3-left
w3-right

Example

<div class="w3-bar w3-light-grey">
  <div class="w3-left w3-red">w3-left</div>
  <div class="w3-right w3-blue">w3-right</div>
</div>
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Note: Clear floats with the w3-clear class or put them inside a w3-container, like in the example above (clears floats automatically).


Hide and Show

Force an element to be shown or hidden with the w3-show or w3-hide class.

Example

<p class="w3-show">I am shown (display: block).</p>
<p class="w3-hide">I am hidden (display: none).</p>
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These classes are often used to toggle between hiding and showing elements:

Example

Hello!

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The w3-mobile Class

The w3-mobile class adds mobile-first responsiveness to any element.

It adds display:block and width:100% to an element on screens that are less than 600px wide.

Example

<button class="w3-button w3-mobile">Link</button>
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