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CSS z-index Property


Example

Set the z-index for an image:

img {
    position: absolute;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    z-index: -1;
}

Definition and Usage

The z-index property specifies the stack order of an element.

An element with greater stack order is always in front of an element with a lower stack order.

Note: z-index only works on positioned elements (position:absolute, position:relative, or position:fixed).

Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.zIndex="-1"

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
z-index 1.0 12.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 4.0

CSS Syntax

z-index: auto|number|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
auto Sets the stack order equal to its parents. This is default
number Sets the stack order of the element. Negative numbers are allowed
initial Sets this property to its default value. initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. inherit