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CSS justify-content Property

The justify-content property defines how the browser distributes space between and around flex items along the main-axis (horizontally) of their flex container.

CSS Demo: justify-content

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

Use the align-items property to align the items vertically.

Technical Details

Default value flex-start
Applies to flex containers
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.justifyContent = "center" Demo

CSS Syntax:

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


The following example shows how to use justify-content property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the justify-content property.

Numbers followed by -webkit- and -moz- specify the first version that worked with a vendor prefix.

justify-content 29
21 -webkit-
18 -moz-
12.1 9
6.1 -webkit-

Property Values

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

Value Description
flex-start Items are positioned at the beginning of the container (This is default)
flex-end Items are positioned at the end of the container
center Items are positioned at the center of the container
space-between Items are positioned with space between the lines
space-around Items are positioned with space before, between, and after the lines
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Flexbox Layout

CSS align-content property

CSS align-items property

CSS align-self property

CSS display property

CSS flex property

CSS flex-basis property

CSS flex-direction property

CSS flex-flow property

CSS flex-grow property

CSS flex-shrink property

CSS flex-wrap property

CSS order property