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CSS left Property



The left property is used to change the horizontal position of a positioned element. It does not work on non-positioned elements.

  1. If position is absolute or position is fixed then the left property sets the left edge of an element to a unit to the left of the left edge of its nearest positioned ancestor.
  2. If position is relative then the left property sets the left edge of an element to a unit to the left/right of its normal position.
  3. If the position is sticky then the left property behaves like its position is relative when the element is inside the viewport, and like its position is fixed when it is outside.
  4. If the position is static then the left property has no effect.


Default Value:-


Its default value is auto.




Its syntax is:- left: auto | length | initial | inherit;


Further Explanation:-

Value Description
auto Lets the browser calculate the left edge position.
length Sets the left edge position in px, cm, etc.
% Sets the left edge position in % of containing element.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element.

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