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CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Flexbox Properties Distributing Space Inside a Flex Container

Eric Jusic
Eric Jusic
4,350 Points

Why is margin auto having that effect on flex items?

I don't understand why is it happening that way. Why browser interprets it that way? Can it be used regardless of justify content property?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

The special function of the auto value of margins is built-in to the flexbox mechaniism.

And yes, using an auto margin on an item will override the setting of justify-content in that flex container.

Eric Jusic
Eric Jusic
4,350 Points

Thank you Steve on prompt answer :)