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CSS order Property

CSS order property specifies the order to lay out an item in a flex or grid container.

Note: Flex items in a container are sorted by ascending order value and then by their source code order.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> #parent{ display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap; width: 100%; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; } #parent > div{ border: 1px solid #267326; text-align: center; line-height: 4; width: 70px; height: 70px; } #parent > div:nth-child(1){ /*Put 1st element to 2nd place*/ order: 2; } #parent > div:nth-child(2){ /*Put 2nd element to 3rd place*/ order: 3; } #parent > div:nth-child(3){ /*Put 3rd element to 4th place*/ order: 4; } #parent > div:nth-child(4){ /*Put 4th element to 1st place*/ order: 1; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS order Property</h1> <div id="parent"> <div>Div 1</div> <div>Div 2</div> <div>Div 3</div> <div>Div 4</div> </div> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ order: 2; }

Using Javascript



Yes, order property is animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS order property is 0.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS order property.

NumberSpecifies the order for the child element. Negative values are also accepted

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Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to set the CSS order property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> #parent{ display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap; width: 100%; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; } #parent > div{ border: 1px solid #267326; text-align: center; line-height: 4; width: 70px; height: 70px; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS order Property</h1> <div id="parent"> <div>Div 1</div> <div>Div 2</div> <div>Div 3</div> <div>Div 4</div> </div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementById("parent").firstElementChild; function myFunction(){ x.style.order = "1"; } </script> </body> </html>

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