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order

The order CSS property sets the order to lay out an item in a flex or grid container. Items in a container are sorted by ascending order value and then by their source code order.

Syntax

/* <integer> values */
order: 5;
order: -5; 

/* Global values */
order: inherit;
order: initial;
order: unset;

Since order is only meant to affect the visual order of elements and not their logical or tab order. order must not be used on non-visual media such as speech.

Values

<integer>
Represents the ordinal group to be used by the item.

Accessibility concerns

Using the order property will create a disconnect between the visual presentation of content and DOM order. This will adversely affect users experiencing low vision navigating with the aid of assistive technology such as a screen reader. If the visual (css) order is important, then screen reader users will not have access to the correct reading order.

Formal definition

Initial value 0
Applies to flex items and absolutely-positioned flex container children
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type an integer

Formal syntax

<integer>

Examples

Ordering items in a flex container

This example uses CSS to create a classic two-sidebar layout surrounding a content block. The Flexible Box Layout Module automatically creates blocks of equal vertical size and uses as much horizontal space as available.

HTML

<header>...</header>
<main>
  <article>Article</article>
  <nav>Nav</nav>
  <aside>Aside</aside>
</main>
<footer>...</footer>

CSS

main { display: flex;  text-align:center; }
main > article { flex:1;        order: 2; }
main > nav     { width: 200px;  order: 1; }
main > aside   { width: 200px;  order: 3; }

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module
The definition of 'order' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition
Initial value 0
Applies to flex items and absolutely-positioned flex container children
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type an integer

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
order 29
29
21
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
12
12
12
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
20
20
Since Firefox 28, multi-line flexbox is supported.
49
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
48
Prefixed Disabled
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Disabled From version 48: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
18 — 28
Disabled
Disabled From version 18 until version 28 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.flexbox.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
11
11
10
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -ms-
12.1 9
9
7
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
order 4.4
4.4
≤37
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
29
29
25
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
20
20
Since Firefox 28, multi-line flexbox is supported.
49
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
48
Prefixed Disabled
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Disabled From version 48: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
18 — 28
Disabled
Disabled From version 18 until version 28 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.flexbox.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
12.1 9
9
7
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
2.0
2.0
1.5
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/order