CSS - top


The top property defines an offset of the top edge of an absolutely positioned element from the top edge of its positioning context, or the vertical distance which a relatively positioned element will be displaced.

Possible Values:

  • length: A fixed distance from the top of the positioning context.
  • percent: Some percentage of the height of the positioning context, assuming that the height of the context has been set explicitly. If not, then a percentage value for top is treated as though it were auto.
  • auto: Default. Lets the browser calculate the top position.

Applies to:

All the HTML positioned element.

DOM Syntax:



Here is the example which shows effect of this property:

<p style="position:absolute; top:100px;">
This line will be positioned 100px below from the 
top edge of this window.

Spacer Bottom Left Corner ImageBottom Right Corner Image
Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict  Valid CSS! Check the accessibility of this site according to U.S. Section 508