Place Items

Tailwind CSS version
v1.8.0+

Utilities for controlling how items are justifed and aligned at the same time.

Class reference

Class
Properties
.place-items-autoplace-items: auto;
.place-items-startplace-items: start;
.place-items-endplace-items: end;
.place-items-centerplace-items: center;
.place-items-stretchplace-items: stretch;

Auto

Use place-items-auto to place grid items automatically in their grid areas:

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<div class="grid grid-cols-3 place-items-auto bg-gray-200 h-48">
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">4</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">5</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">6</div>
</div>

Start

Use place-items-start to place grid items on the start of their grid areas on both axis:

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<div class="grid grid-cols-3 place-items-start bg-gray-200 h-48">
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">4</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">5</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">6</div>
</div>

End

Use place-items-end to place grid items on the end of their grid areas on both axis:

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<div class="grid grid-cols-3 place-items-end bg-gray-200 h-48">
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">4</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">5</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">6</div>
</div>

Center

Use place-items-center to place grid items on the center of their grid areas on both axis:

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<div class="grid grid-cols-3 place-items-center bg-gray-200 h-48">
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">4</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">5</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">6</div>
</div>

Stretch

Use place-items-stretch to stretch items along their grid areas on both axis:

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<div class="grid grid-cols-3 place-items-stretch bg-gray-200 h-48">
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">4</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">5</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">6</div>
</div>

Responsive

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

<div class="place-items-start md:place-items-center">
  <!-- ... -->
</div>

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

Customizing

Responsive and pseudo-class variants

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

You can control which variants are generated for the place-items utilities by modifying the placeItems property in the variants section of your tailwind.config.js file.

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

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    variants: {
      // ...
-     placeItems: ['responsive'],
+     placeItems: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus'],
    }
  }

Disabling

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

  // tailwind.config.js
  module.exports = {
    corePlugins: {
      // ...
+     placeItems: false,
    }
  }

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