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CSS place-items Property
  • Last Updated : 01 Sep, 2020

The CSS place-items property is the shorthand of align-items and justify-items property. The shorthand properties mean in CSS, that you can set the multiple properties values in a single property. So here the place-items property can hold the value of the align-items and justify-items property values.   

Syntax:

place-items: align-items property value justify-items property value

Property Values: This property accepts all the possible combination values that can make by the align-items and justify-items property values.

  • auto: If the items have no parents then this property is used that defines the absolute positioned.
  • normal: This property dependent on the layout mode we are in.
  • start: This property used to align flex items from the start of the container.
  • end: This property used to align flex items from the end of the container.
  • flex-start: This property displays the lines at the start of the flex container.
  • flex-end: This property displays the flex lines at the end of the flex container.
  • center: This property aligns flex items at the center of the container.
  • self-start: This property will be packed flush to the edge of the alignment container of the start side of the item.
  • self-end: This property will be packed flush to the edge of the alignment container of the end side of the item.
  • space-evenly: This property defines that the positioned with equal spacing between them but the spacing from corners differ.
  • stretch: This property defines that the line stretched to take the remaining space of the flex container. It is the default value.

Below examples illustrate the CSS place-items property:

Example 1: In this example, we will use star place-items: flex-start property value.



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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>CSS place-items Property</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color: green;
            }
            #container {
                display: flex;
                height: 200px;
                width: 460px;
                flex-wrap: wrap;
                background-color: gray;
                /* place-items can be changed in the live sample */
                place-items: flex-start;
            }
  
            div > div {
                border: 2px solid black;
                width: 60px;
                background-color: green;
                color: white;
            }
  
            .short {
                font-size: 12px;
                height: 30px;
            }
  
            .tall {
                font-size: 14px;
                height: 40px;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
            <b>CSS place-items Property</b>
            <div id="container">
                <div class="short">Geeks</div>
                <div class="short">
                    Computer<br />
                    Science
                </div>
                <div class="tall">
                    Geeks<br />
                    for
                </div>
                <div class="tall">
                    Portal<br />
                    for
                </div>
                <div class="tall"></div>
            </div>
        </center>
    </body>
</html>

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Example 2: Here we will use place-items: flex-end property value.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>CSS place-content Property</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color: green;
            }
            #container {
                display: flex;
                height: 200px;
                width: 460px;
                flex-wrap: wrap;
                background-color: gray;
                /* place-items can be changed in the live sample */
                place-items: flex-end;
            }
  
            div > div {
                border: 2px solid black;
                width: 60px;
                background-color: green;
                color: white;
            }
  
            .short {
                font-size: 12px;
                height: 30px;
            }
  
            .tall {
                font-size: 14px;
                height: 40px;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
            <b>CSS place-items Property</b>
            <div id="container">
                <div class="short">Geeks</div>
                <div class="short">
                    Computer<br />
                    Science
                </div>
                <div class="tall">
                    Geeks<br />
                    for
                </div>
                <div class="tall">
                    Portal<br />
                    for
                </div>
                <div class="tall"></div>
            </div>
        </center>
    </body>
</html>

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