Align Items

Utilities for controlling how flex items are positioned along a container's cross axis.

Class reference

Class Properties
.items-stretch align-items: stretch;
.items-start align-items: flex-start;
.items-center align-items: center;
.items-end align-items: flex-end;
.items-baseline align-items: baseline;

Stretch Default

Use .items-stretch to stretch items to fill the flex container's cross axis:

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<div class="flex items-stretch bg-grey-lighter h-24">
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Start

Use .items-start to align items to the start of the flex container's cross axis:

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<div class="flex items-start bg-grey-lighter h-24">
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Center

Use .items-center to align items along the center of the flex container's cross axis:

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<div class="flex items-center bg-grey-lighter h-24">
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

End

Use .items-end to align items to the end of the flex container's cross axis:

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<div class="flex items-end bg-grey-lighter h-24">
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Baseline

Use .items-baseline to align items along the flex container's cross axis such that all of their baselines align:

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<div class="flex items-baseline bg-grey-lighter h-24">
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2 text-base">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2 text-2xl">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-grey-darker text-center bg-grey-light px-4 py-2 m-2 text-lg">3</div>
</div>

Responsive

To control the alignment of flex items at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing utility class. For example, use md:items-center to apply the items-center utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

For more information about Tailwind's responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.

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Customizing

Responsive and State Variants

By default, only responsive variants are generated for align-items utilities.

You can control which variants are generated for the align-items utilities by modifying the flexbox property in the modules section of your Tailwind config file.

For example, this config will also generate hover and focus variants:

{
// ...
modules: {
    // ...
-   flexbox: ['responsive'],
+   flexbox: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus', 'active', 'group-hover'],
}
}

Note that modifying the flexbox property will affect which variants are generated for all Flexbox utilities, not just the align-items utilities.

Disabling

If you don't plan to use the align-items utilities in your project, you can disable them entirely by setting the flexbox property to false in the modules section of your config file:

{
// ...
modules: {
    // ...
-   flexbox: ['responsive'],
+   flexbox: false,
}
}

Note that modifying the flexbox property will affect which variants are generated for all Flexbox utilities, not just the align-items utilities.