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CSS CSS Layout Techniques Flexbox Layout Flexbox Columns

Iulia Copaci
Iulia Copaci
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Use justify-content to adjust?

Hi guys,

I was just wondering, when do we use flex: 1; versus justify-content: space-between; to give the .col the same size?

1 Answer

If I understand correctly justify-content: space-between distributes space between each element providing they are able to have space between them. eg: two 50% (width/flex-basis) elements will have no space between, where as two 49% (width/flex-basis) elements would have a 2% space between them.

You can use flex: 1 and justify-content: space-between both at the same time, however you would want to make sure that the items have a flex-basis that will allow space, if you want justify-content: space-between to work as intended.

CSS Tricks has an easy to understand guide, which I would advise going over.