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CSS - justify content in flexbox (flex-direction: row)

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In this article, we would like to show you how to justify content inside flex container in CSS, when flex-direction is set to row.

Note: to see the same effect in column flex direction check this article.

Overview

Working with flexbox, we can set justify-content property to the following values:

  • flex-start
  • flex-end
  • center
  • space-between
  • space-around
  • space-evenly

Following property organize items in the following way when flex-direction style property is set to row value, what is the default value for display: flex or display: inline-flex - we don't need to add it manually.

CSS - justify-content property overview
CSS - justify-content property overview

 

Practical examples

1. flex-start

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>

	.container {
		margin: 2px 0 0 0;
		border-radius: 10px;
		background: #3085d6;
		width: 400px;
		display: flex;                  /*  <-------------- required               */
		justify-content: flex-start;    /*  <--------------                        */
	}

	.item {
		margin: 3px;
		border: 1px solid #6e6e6e;
		border-radius: 5px;
		background: #ffc353;
		height: 50px;
		width: 50px;
	}

  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

2. flex-end

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>

	.container {
		margin: 2px 0 0 0;
		border-radius: 10px;
		background: #3085d6;
		width: 400px;
		display: flex;                  /*  <-------------- required               */
		justify-content: flex-end;      /*  <--------------                        */
	}

	.item {
		margin: 3px;
		border: 1px solid #6e6e6e;
		border-radius: 5px;
		background: #ffc353;
		height: 50px;
		width: 50px;
	}

  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

3. center

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>

	.container {
		margin: 2px 0 0 0;
		border-radius: 10px;
		background: #3085d6;
		width: 400px;
		display: flex;                  /*  <-------------- required               */
		justify-content: center;        /*  <--------------                        */
	}

	.item {
		margin: 3px;
		border: 1px solid #6e6e6e;
		border-radius: 5px;
		background: #ffc353;
		height: 50px;
		width: 50px;
	}

  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

4. space-between

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>

	.container {
		margin: 2px 0 0 0;
		border-radius: 10px;
		background: #3085d6;
		width: 400px;
		display: flex;                  /*  <-------------- required               */
		justify-content: space-between; /*  <--------------                        */
	}

	.item {
		margin: 3px;
		border: 1px solid #6e6e6e;
		border-radius: 5px;
		background: #ffc353;
		height: 50px;
		width: 50px;
	}

  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

5. space-around

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>

	.container {
		margin: 2px 0 0 0;
		border-radius: 10px;
		background: #3085d6;
		width: 400px;
		display: flex;                  /*  <-------------- required               */
		justify-content: space-around;  /*  <--------------                        */
	}

	.item {
		margin: 3px;
		border: 1px solid #6e6e6e;
		border-radius: 5px;
		background: #ffc353;
		height: 50px;
		width: 50px;
	}

  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

6. space-evenly

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>

	.container {
		margin: 2px 0 0 0;
		border-radius: 10px;
		background: #3085d6;
		width: 400px;
		display: flex;                  /*  <-------------- required               */
		justify-content: space-evenly;  /*  <--------------                        */
	}

	.item {
		margin: 3px;
		border: 1px solid #6e6e6e;
		border-radius: 5px;
		background: #ffc353;
		height: 50px;
		width: 50px;
	}

  </style>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
    <div class="item"></div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

CSS - Flexbox

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