Position


Position an element relative to the window, document, another element, or the cursor/mouse.

Use the form controls to configure the positioning, or drag the positioned element to modify its offset.
Drag around the parent element to see collision detection in action.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery UI Position - Default functionality</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.4/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/resources/demos/style.css">
<style>
#parent {
width: 60%;
height: 40px;
margin: 10px auto;
padding: 5px;
border: 1px solid #777;
background-color: #fbca93;
text-align: center;
}
.positionable {
position: absolute;
display: block;
right: 0;
bottom: 0;
background-color: #bcd5e6;
text-align: center;
}
#positionable1 {
width: 75px;
height: 75px;
}
#positionable2 {
width: 120px;
height: 40px;
}
select, input {
margin-left: 15px;
}
</style>
<script>
$(function() {
function position() {
$( ".positionable" ).position({
of: $( "#parent" ),
my: $( "#my_horizontal" ).val() + " " + $( "#my_vertical" ).val(),
at: $( "#at_horizontal" ).val() + " " + $( "#at_vertical" ).val(),
collision: $( "#collision_horizontal" ).val() + " " + $( "#collision_vertical" ).val()
});
}
$( ".positionable" ).css( "opacity", 0.5 );
$( "select, input" ).bind( "click keyup change", position );
$( "#parent" ).draggable({
drag: position
});
position();
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="parent">
<p>
This is the position parent element.
</p>
</div>
<div class="positionable" id="positionable1">
<p>
to position
</p>
</div>
<div class="positionable" id="positionable2">
<p>
to position 2
</p>
</div>
<div style="padding: 20px; margin-top: 75px;">
position...
<div style="padding-bottom: 20px;">
<b>my:</b>
<select id="my_horizontal">
<option value="left">left</option>
<option value="center">center</option>
<option value="right">right</option>
</select>
<select id="my_vertical">
<option value="top">top</option>
<option value="center">center</option>
<option value="bottom">bottom</option>
</select>
</div>
<div style="padding-bottom: 20px;">
<b>at:</b>
<select id="at_horizontal">
<option value="left">left</option>
<option value="center">center</option>
<option value="right">right</option>
</select>
<select id="at_vertical">
<option value="top">top</option>
<option value="center">center</option>
<option value="bottom">bottom</option>
</select>
</div>
<div style="padding-bottom: 20px;">
<b>collision:</b>
<select id="collision_horizontal">
<option value="flip">flip</option>
<option value="fit">fit</option>
<option value="flipfit">flipfit</option>
<option value="none">none</option>
</select>
<select id="collision_vertical">
<option value="flip">flip</option>
<option value="fit">fit</option>
<option value="flipfit">flipfit</option>
<option value="none">none</option>
</select>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Want to learn more about the .position() method? Check out the API documentation.