align-self property CSS Reference

Definition and Usage

The align-self CSS property aligns flex items of the current flex line overriding the align-items value. If any of the flex item's cross-axis margin is set to auto, then align-self is ignored.

  • Initial auto
  • Applies to flex items, including in-flow pseudo-elements
  • Inherited no
  • Media visual
  • Computed Value auto computes to parent's align-items; otherwise as specified
  • Animatable no
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


Formal syntax: auto | flex-start | flex-end | center | baseline | stretch
align-self: auto
align-self: flex-start
align-self: flex-end
align-self: center
align-self: baseline
align-self: stretch
align-self: inherit


Computes to parent's align-items value or stretch if the element has no parent.
The cross-start margin edge of the flex item is flushed with the cross-start edge of the line.
The cross-end margin edge of the flex item is flushed with the cross-end edge of the line.
The flex item's margin box is centered within the line on the cross-axis. If the cross-size of the item is larger than the flex container, it will overflow equally in both directions.
All flex items are aligned such that their baselines align. The item with the largest distance between its cross-start margin edge and its baseline is flushed with the cross-start edge of the line.
Flex items are stretched such as the cross-size of the item's margin box is the same as the line while respecting width and height constraints.


No examples


Desktop browsers

FeatureChromeFirefox (Gecko)Internet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support21.0-webkit18.0 (18.0) (behind a pref)
20.0 (20.0)
Not supported12.10Not supported

Mobile browsers

FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidFirefox Mobile (Gecko)IE MobileOpera MobileSafari Mobile
Basic supportNANANANot supported12.10Not supported

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