CSS Reference

CSS Reference CSS Selectors CSS Reference Aural CSS Web Safe Fonts CSS Units CSS Colors CSS Color Values CSS Color Names CSS Color HEX CSS3 Browser Support

CSS Properties

align-content align-items align-self animation animation-delay animation-direction animation-duration animation-fill-mode animation-iteration-count animation-name animation-play-state animation-timing-function backface-visibility background background-attachment background-clip background-color background-image background-origin background-position background-repeat background-size border border-bottom border-bottom-color border-bottom-left-radius border-bottom-right-radius border-bottom-style border-bottom-width border-collapse border-color border-image border-image-outset border-image-repeat border-image-slice border-image-source border-image-width border-left border-left-color border-left-style border-left-width border-radius border-right border-right-color border-right-style border-right-width border-spacing border-style border-top border-top-color border-top-left-radius border-top-right-radius border-top-style border-top-width border-width bottom box-shadow box-sizing caption-side clear clip color column-count column-fill column-gap column-rule column-rule-color column-rule-style column-rule-width column-span column-width columns content counter-increment counter-reset cursor direction display empty-cells flex flex-basis flex-direction flex-flow flex-grow flex-shrink flex-wrap float font @font-face font-family font-size font-size-adjust font-stretch font-style font-variant font-weight hanging-punctuation height icon justify-content @keyframes left letter-spacing line-height list-style list-style-image list-style-position list-style-type margin margin-bottom margin-left margin-right margin-top max-height max-width min-height min-width nav-down nav-index nav-left nav-right nav-up opacity order outline outline-color outline-offset outline-style outline-width overflow overflow-x overflow-y padding padding-bottom padding-left padding-right padding-top page-break-after page-break-before page-break-inside perspective perspective-origin position quotes resize right tab-size table-layout text-align text-align-last text-decoration text-decoration-color text-decoration-line text-indent text-justify text-overflow text-shadow text-transform top transform transform-origin transform-style transition transition-delay transition-duration transition-property transition-timing-function unicode-bidi vertical-align visibility white-space width word-break word-spacing word-wrap z-index

CSS flex Property


Let all the flexible items be the same length, regardles of its content:

#main div

Try it yourself »

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The flex property is supported in all major browsers, except for Safari.

The flex property is not supported IE 9 or earlier, in IE 10 this property is supported with the prefix -ms-.

Definition and Usage

The flex property specifies the length of the item, relative to the rest of the flexibel items inside the same container.

The flex property is a shorthand for the flex-grow, flex-shrink, and the flex-basis properties.

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

Default value: 0 1 auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes, see individual properties. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.flex="1" Try it

CSS Syntax

flex: flex-grow flex-shrink flex-basis|auto|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
flex-grow A number specifying how much the item will grow relative to the rest of the flexible items
flex-shrink A number specifying how much the item will shrink relative to the rest of the flexible items
flex-basis The length of the item. Legal values: "auto", "inherit", or a number followed by "%", "px", "em" or any other length unit
auto Same as 1 1 auto.
initial Same as 0 1 auto. Read about initial
none Same as 0 0 auto.
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS Reference: flex-basis property

CSS Reference: flex-direction property

CSS Reference: flex-flow property

CSS Reference: flex-grow property

CSS Reference: flex-shrink property

CSS Reference: flex-wrap property

HTML DOM reference: flex property

Your suggestion:

Close [X]

Thank You For Helping Us!

Your message has been sent to W3Schools.

Close [X]
Search w3c-schools.com: