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The left property is used to set the horizontal position on elements that have the position set to relative, fixed, absolute, or sticky. It has no effect on elements that are not positioned.

Syntax

If the element’s position is set to absolute or fixed, the left property sets the left edge of the element to a numerical unit to the left of the left edge of its nearest positioned ancestor. If the element’s position is set to relative, the left property sets the element’s left edge to move ight or left its normal position. If the element’s position is set to sticky, the left property behaves like position:relative when it is inside the viewport and like position:fixed when it is outside the viewport. If the element’s position is set to static, the left property has no effect.

div.ex {
  left: 100px;
  position: relative;
}

Values

auto
Default value. The browser calculates the left edge position.

length
A positive or negative value that sets the left edge position in px, em, or other length units.

%
A positive or negative value that sets the left edge position in percentage of the containing element.

initial
Sets the property to its default value.

inherit
Inherits this property’s value from its parent item.

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