What Is Display Flex Property?

What is display flex for?

A flex container expands items to fill available free space or shrinks them to prevent overflow. Most importantly, the flexbox layout is direction-agnostic as opposed to the regular layouts (block which is vertically-based and inline which is horizontally-based).

What is display flex property in CSS?

The flex CSS property sets how a flex item will grow or shrink to fit the space available in its flex container. It is a shorthand for flex-grow , flex-shrink , and flex-basis .

What Flex 1 means?

We all know, the flex property is a shorthand for the flex-grow , flex-shrink , and the flex-basis properties. And its default value is 0 1 auto . It means: flex-grow: 0; flex-shrink: 1; flex-basis: auto; but I’ve noticed, in many places flex: 1 is used.

What is the difference between display flex and display block?

Block: Displays an element as a block element. It starts on a new line and takes up take up as much horizontal space as they can. Block-level elements do not appear in the same line, but breaks the existing line and appear in the next line. Flex: Flex displays an element as a flexible structure.