align-self

Summary

The align-self CSS property aligns flex items of the current flex line overriding the align-items value. If any of the flex item's cross-axis margin is set to auto, then align-self is ignored.

  • Initial value auto
  • Applies to flex items, including in-flow pseudo-elements
  • Inherited no
  • Media visual
  • Computed value auto computes to parent's align-items; otherwise as specified
  • Animatable no
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

See Using CSS flexible boxes for more properties and information.

Syntax

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

align-self: inherit

Values

auto
Computes to parent's align-items value or stretch if the element has no parent.
flex-start
The cross-start margin edge of the flex item is flushed with the cross-start edge of the line.
flex-end
The cross-end margin edge of the flex item is flushed with the cross-end edge of the line.
center
The flex item's margin box is centered within the line on the cross-axis. If the cross-size of the item is larger than the flex container, it will overflow equally in both directions.
baseline
All flex items are aligned such that their baselines align. The item with the largest distance between its cross-start margin edge and its baseline is flushed with the cross-start edge of the line.
stretch
Flex items are stretched such as the cross-size of the item's margin box is the same as the line while respecting width and height constraints.

Examples

 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 21.0-webkit 18.0 (18.0) (behind a pref) [1]
20.0 (20.0)
Not supported 12.10 Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? Not supported 12.10 Not supported

[1] Firefox supports only single-line flexbox. To activate flexbox support, for Firefox 18 and 19, the user has to change the about:config preference "layout.css.flexbox.enabled" to true.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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