Flex Right Align One Item: Illustration (Example)

Flex Right Align One Item: Illustration (Example)

See illustration to understand how to right-align one item in Flexbox CSS

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Wesley (ByteGrad)
·Nov 10, 2021·

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Simply use margin-left: auto on the flex-item you want to align to the right:

CSS Flex Right Align One Item (1).png

If you have multiple flex-items next to that element, it will also align those to the right:

CSS Flex Right Align Multiple Items.png

How it works is that 'margin' will take up all the available space to the left, pushing the element itself to the right.

This functionality is also why Flexbox doesn't have a justify-self property, because margin: auto already does the trick, although maybe it should be included to reduce confusion.

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