AtoZ CSS Quick Tip: Justifying Text and Using FlexboxBy Guy Routledge
Welcome to our AtoZ CSS series! In this series, I’ll be exploring different CSS values (and properties) each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. We know that sometimes screencasts are just not enough, so in this article, I’ve added a new quick tip/lesson about justifying text for you.
J is for
There’s not much more to say about justified text so in this post we’ll take a detour into the world of Flexbox and take a look at the ways of justifying the content.
In the screencast for the letter J, we discussed the
text-align property and how it can be used to
justify text on a page. There’s not much more to say about that so let’s dig into some flexbox instead!
Flexbox has a
justify-content property that allows you to position elements within a
Each value of this property defines how the browser will distribute space between and around flex items along the main axis of their parent container.
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There are five different values for
flex-start (default): items are placed at the start of the containing element
flex-end items are at the end of the containing element
center items are centered within the containing element
space-between items are spaced out across the entire width of the containing element, with the first child element at the start and the final child element at the end
space-around items are spaced out with equal space around them, including space at the start and the end.
Have a look at this example to see the different results when you change the value of the