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The CSS Order Property

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Published Aug 8, 2017
Updated Oct 15, 2019

CSS flex: order of the items

The CSS order property defines the position of a specific flex item in the order of flex items in the same container:

Example
/* Code for Safari 6.1 to 8.0 */
div#Red {-webkit-order: 2;}  	
div#Blue {-webkit-order: 4;}
div#Green {-webkit-order: 3;}  	
div#Pink {-webkit-order: 1;}
/* Standard syntax */  	
div#Red {order: 2;}
div#Blue {order: 4;}
div#Green {order: 3;}
div#Pink {order: 1;}

By default, the order of displayed items depends on their order in the source document. Using CSS order, you can manipulate it as you wish.

Note: CSS order only works on flex containers.

The syntax for CSS order

To syntax for this property is very straightforward – you just need to define the item's place in your preferred order:

order: value;

The default value for CSS flex order is 0. You can use any unitless number, including negative values.

Browser support

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Chrome
29+
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Edge
12+
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Firefox
20+
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IE
11+
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Opera
12.1+
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Safari
9+

Mobile browser support

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Chrome
29+
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Firefox
20+
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Opera
12.1+
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Safari
9+