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CSS Left Property

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CSS left Property


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Definition

The left property specifies the left edge of an element.

Note: If the "position" property has a value of "static", the "left" property has no effect. 

Inherited: No


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.left="100px"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the left property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Example

This example sets the left edge of the paragraph 20 px to the right of the left edge of the window:
p
{
position: absolute;
left: 20px
}

This example sets the left edge of the paragraph 20 px to the left of the left edge of the window:
p
{
position: absolute;
left: -20px
}

Possible Values

Value Description
auto Default. Lets the browser calculate the left position
% Sets the left position in % from the left edge of the window
length Sets the left position in px, cm, etc. from the left edge of the window. Negative values are allowed



Try-It-Yourself Demos

Set the left edge of an image using a pixel value
This example demonstrates how to set the left edge of an element using a pixel value.

Set the left edge of an image using a percent value
This example demonstrates how to set the left edge of an element using a percent value.

Z-index
Z-index can be used to place an element "behind" another element.

Z-index
The elements in the example above have now changed their Z-index.


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