Flexbox Spacing Between Items: Examples

Flexbox Spacing Between Items: Examples

The illustrations will show how to create gutters between the flex-items

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Wesley (ByteGrad)
·Nov 11, 2021·

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In the past, if you wanted to create space between flex-items, you had to use the good ol' margin property.

That came with certain issues, so today we have a better solution: the 'gap'-properties.

These actually come from CSS Grid, but since Flexbox and CSS Grid are being harmonized (so we can use the same properties in both systems) we can now also use these with Flexbox.

So there is column-gap:

CSS Flexbox default layout with column-gap.png

And row-gap:

CSS Flexbox default layout with row-gap.png

And gap:

CSS Flexbox default layout with gap.png

These properties were previously called 'grid-column-gap', 'grid-row-gap' and 'grid-gap', but like I said, they're now available in Flexbox too so the 'grid-' prefix was dropped.

Note that the 'gap'-properties won't work properly in Internet Explorer.

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