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CSS align-content Property

The align-content property defines how the browser distributes space between and around flex items along the cross-axis (vertically) of their flex container. This property has no effect on single line flex containers.

CSS Demo: align-content

align-content: stretch;
align-content: flex-start;
align-content: center;
align-content: space-between;
align-content: space-around;

Technical Details

Default value stretch
Applies to multi-line flex containers
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.alignContent = "flex-end" Demo

CSS Syntax:

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


The example below demonstrates how to use align-content property:

Run code

The example below demonstrates 4 flex-container with different align-content values:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the align-content property:

align-content 21 28 12.1 9
7 -webkit-

Info: Apple Safari version 7 and above supports the align-content property but require -webkit- prefix

Property Values

The following table describes the values of align-content property:

Value Description
stretch Lines stretch to take up the remaining space (This is default)
center Lines are packed toward the center of the flex container
flex-start Lines are packed toward the start of the flex container
flex-end Lines are packed toward the end of the flex container
space-between Lines are evenly distributed in the flex container
space-around Lines are evenly distributed in the flex container, with half-size spaces on either end
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Flexbox Layout tutorial

CSS align-items property

CSS align-self property

CSS justify-content property