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What the Flexbox?

An Intro to Flexbox

What is flexbox?

A layout mode which positions elements on a page in a way that is predictable and flexible.

 

Doesn't use floats and margins don't collapse.

 

Many designers find it easier to use.

Flexbox Layout Mode

Flex Container

display: flex

Flex Items

Main Axis

The main axis is the axis along which the flex items follow each other.

Cross Axis

The cross axis is the axis perpendicular to the main axis.

Main & Cross Sizes

Flex Container Properties

Flex Direction: Row

Defines the main and cross axis and controls how flex items are placed in container.

flex-direction: row | row-reverse | column | column-reverse

Flex Container Properties

Flex Direction: Row Reverse

Defines the main and cross axis and controls how flex items are placed in container.

flex-direction: row | row-reverse | column | column-reverse

Flex Container Properties

Flex Direction: Column

Defines the main and cross axis and controls how flex items are placed in container.

flex-direction: row | row-reverse | column | column-reverse

Flex Container Properties

Flex Direction: Column Reverse

Defines the main and cross axis and controls how flex items are placed in container.

flex-direction: row | row-reverse | column | column-reverse

Flexbox Layout Mode

Flex Container Properties

Justify Content: Flex Start

Defines how space is distributed along the main axis.

justify-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around

Flex Container Properties

Justify Content: Flex End

Defines how space is distributed along the main axis.

justify-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around

Flex Container Properties

Justify Content: Center

Defines how space is distributed along the main axis.

justify-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around

Flex Container Properties

Justify Content: Space Between

Defines how space is distributed along the main axis.

justify-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around

Flex Container Properties

Justify Content: Space Around

Defines how space is distributed along the main axis.

justify-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around

Flex Container Properties

Flex Wrap: Nowrap

Specifies whether items on a line should be forced onto one line or flow onto a next line. 

flex-wrap: nowrap | wrap | wrap-reverse

Flex Container Properties

Flex Wrap: Wrap

Specifies whether items on a line should be forced onto one line or flow onto a next line. 

flex-wrap: nowrap | wrap | wrap-reverse

Flex Container Properties

Flex Wrap: Wrap Reverse

Specifies whether items on a line should be forced onto one line or flow onto a next line. 

flex-wrap: nowrap | wrap | wrap-reverse

Align Items: Flex Start

Flex Container Properties

Defines how space is distributed along the cross axis.

align-items: flex-start | flex-end | center | baseline | stretch

Flex Container Properties

Align Items: Center

Defines how space is distributed along the cross axis.

align-items: flex-start | flex-end | center | baseline | stretch

Flex Container Properties

Align Items: Baseline

Defines how space is distributed along the cross axis.

align-items: flex-start | flex-end | center | baseline | stretch

Flex Container Properties

Align Items: Stretch

Defines how space is distributed along the cross axis.

align-items: flex-start | flex-end | center | baseline | stretch

Align Content

Flex Container Properties

stretch

space-between

space-around

flex-start

flex-end

center

Aligns a flex container’s lines on the cross axis when there is extra space along the cross axis. It has no effect on a single line of flex items.

align-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around | stretch

Align Self

Flex Item Properties

Overrides align-items value. Ignored if flex item’s cross-axis margin is set to auto.

align-self: auto | flex-start | flex-end | center | baseline | stretch

Order

Flex item Properties

Specifies order items should appear within the flex container. Laid out in ascending order. Elements with the same order appear in the order of the source code.

order: <integer>

Resources

What the Flexbox?

By Lauren Pittenger

What the Flexbox?

An intro to Flexbox.

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