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Marc Aldrin Dela Cruz
Marc Aldrin Dela Cruz
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How to Set A fix height or width to a certain element in a flexbox?

Let's say i have a flexbox container with the height of 300px; and there is two flexbox items inside. I want the item 1 to be 250px tall! and the other is 50px tall only?

and i want a specific ammount of space between the two..

is that possible with flexbox?

1 Answer

Hey Marc!

Have you tried achieving this with flex-basis? Here's an example of a very basic flex-box layout:

.container {
height: 300px;
width: 700px;
display: flex;
flex-flow: column nowrap;

.item1 {
flex: 1 1 250px;
background-color: #78de53;

.item2 {
  flex: 1 1 50px;
  background-color: #5d89cc;

The flex property is a shorthand for flex-grow, flex-shrink and flex-basis (in this order). flex-basis sets the initial size of flex items so it might help doing some research on it and playing with different values in the browser.

Obviously, setting fixed widths/heights in pixel values is not the best idea when you're making a responsive website, so try using percentage values or vw/vh.

Hope this helps!