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CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Building a Layout with Flexbox Aligning Items to the Bottom of a Column

Marcus Barnett
Marcus Barnett
5,687 Points

Align-items, -self vs Justify-content

At the 3:45 mark Guil applies the align-self property to .button to position the "Learn More" button to the left or right of the container. I thought the align-self & align-items properties were used to position items vertically on the cross axis. I remember him previously saying something about making the cross axis horizontal. Is that what he did here or am I misunderstanding something.

1 Answer

Shane Oliver
Shane Oliver
19,977 Points

When the flex-direction is changed the main axis and cross change with it. For example, a flex-direction of row has a horizontal main axis, while a column has a vertical main axis.