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CSS Flexbox Layout Tips and Tricks

Welcome to CSS Flexbox Layout Tips and Tricks

In this session, we'll explore some advanced tips and tricks for using CSS Flexbox to create flexible and responsive layouts. Flexbox is a powerful layout system that has transformed how we design websites and apps.

Center an Element Horizontally

.element {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: fit-content;
}

Center an Element Vertically

.element {
  margin: auto 0;
  height: fit-content;
}

Center an Element Both Horizontally and Vertically

.element {
  margin: auto;
}

Create a Flexible Layout

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
  justify-content: space-around;
  align-items: center;
}

Align Items

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: flex-end;
}

Change the Order of Flex Items

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
  order: 2;
}

Wrap Flex Items

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}

Reverse the Order of Flex Items

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
  flex-direction: row-reverse;
}

Justify Content

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: row;
  justify-content: space-between;
}

Align Content

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  align-content: flex-end;
}

Use Flexbox Shorthand

.container {
  display: flex;
  flex: 1 1 auto;
  flex-direction: row;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
}

Flexbox Auto Margins

.container {
  display: flex;
  gap: 1rem;
}

Flexbox Gap Property

.container {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: space-evenly;
}

Flexbox Min and Max Sizes

.container {
  display: flex;
  min-width: 200px;
}

Next Up: CSS Flexbox Layout Examples

In the next session, we'll dive into real-world examples of using CSS Flexbox to create flexible and responsive layouts. Follow us to learn more!