CSS | isolation Property

The isolation property in CSS is used to define whether an element must create a new stacking content. It prevents an element from acquiring mix-blend-mode from elements in the backdrop by creating a different stack element.

Note:

  • Isolate property is applied to the elements parent.
  • Not supported by Internet Explorer.

Syntax:

isolation: auto|isolate|initial|inherit;

Property Values:

  • auto: It is used the default. It creates a new stack element when required. It resets the isolate and allow blending.
  • isolate: It prevents the element from blending. A new stacking element is created.
  • initial: It sets the isolation property to its default value.
  • inherit: This property is inherited from its parent.

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <style>
            .container {
                text-align: center;
                background-color: green;
                width: 400px;
                margin: auto;
            }
          
            .blend {
                width: 200px;
                height: 200px;
                mix-blend-mode: difference;
            }
          
            .isolate_enable {
                isolation: isolate;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
        <div class="container">
              
            <h3>Image without isolation</h3>
              
            <img class="blend" src=
  
            <div class="isolate_enable">
                <h3>Image with isolation</h3>
                <img class="blend" src=
            </div>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by isolation property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 41.0
  • Firefox 36.0
  • Safari
  • Opera 30.0


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