Flex Align Items

Understanding Align Items in Flex Layout

This documentation introduces the align-items option in Advanced Flex layouts, a crucial property for controlling the alignment of items along the cross-axis in a flex container. This feature is essential for achieving the desired layout of child elements within a flex container, especially when adjusting for different screen sizes and orientations.

How to Use Align Items in Flex Layouts

Align Items Options

  1. Stretch: Enlarges items to fill the container equally while respecting the individual width and height limit of items.
  2. Flex Start: Aligns items against the container’s main-start side.
  3. Flex End: Aligns items against the container’s main-end side.
  4. Center: Align items within the center of the container.
  5. Baseline: In this alignment, all flex items are arranged so their baselines match up with the baseline of their flex container. The item with the biggest gap between its starting edge on the cross-axis and its baseline lines up directly with the starting edge of the line.

Additional Notes

When working with flex layouts, it’s important to consider the overall design and how different elements interact. Testing various align items settings in both column and row layouts can help you find the perfect balance for your design, ensuring that it looks great on any device.

CSS Property Reference: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/align-items