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right

Summary

Specifies the position an element in relation to the right side of the containing element.

Overview table

Initial value
auto
Applies to
All elements
Inherited
No
Media
visual
Computed value
If specified as a length, the corresponding absolute length; if specified as a percentage, the specified value; otherwise, 'auto’.
Animatable
Yes
CSS Object Model Property
right

Syntax

  • right: auto
  • right: length
  • right: percentage

Values

auto
Default. Position is determined by the regular HTML layout of the page.
length
Floating-point number, followed by an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px). For more information about the supported length units, see CSS Values and Units Reference.
percentage
Integer, followed by a percent sign (%). The value is a percentage of the width of the parent object.

Examples

We demonstrate the `right` property by positioning the elements.

.container {
  /**
   * Object is positioned according to the normal flow, and then offset.
   */
  position: relative;
}

.absolutely-positioned-within-container {
  /**
   * Object is positioned relative to nearest positioned ancestor—or
   * to the initial containing block if no positioned ancestor exists.
   * Here, the nearest positioned ancestor is the `div.container`.
   */
  position: absolute;
  /**
   * Offsets this element 50px to the left of the container's right edge.
   * Note: `length` can also be specified in other units of measurements.
   */
  right: 50px;
}

.absolutely-positioned-within-body {
  /**
   * Here, the nearest positioned anscestor does not exist, hence
   * the coordinate system reference becomes the initial containing block,
   * i.e. the `body`.
   */
  position: absolute;
  /**
   * Offsets this element 150px to the left of the initial containing
   * block's right edge i.e. the `body`'s right edge.
   */
  right: 150px;
}

.relatively-positioned {
  /**
   * Object is positioned according to the normal flow, and then offset.
   */
  position: relative;
  /**
   * The layout for this element happens according to the normal flow.
   * But because this element is positioned relatively, it will be
   * offset 30px towards the left from where it would have been in
   * the normal flow.
   */
  right: 30px;
}

View live example

The HTML for the above example.



<article>
  <div class="container">
    <p class="box absolutely-positioned-within-container">Absolutely positioned within <code>div.container</code> at 50px left from the container's right edge.</p>
    <p class="box relatively-positioned">This is relatively positioned at 30px from the right.</p>
  </div>

  <p class="box absolutely-positioned-within-body">This is absolutely positioned within the <code>body</code> at 150px to the left of the body's right edge.</p>
</article>

Related specifications

CSS Visual Formatting Model
W3C Recommendation

See also

Related pages

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