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Figure 22-14. The column items are displayed in reverse order
Figure 22-15 shows what happens in a multiple-column container when the main axis is reversed like this
(the code is in column-reverse_wrap.html):
border: 1px solid #000;
Figure 22-15. The new column begins at the bottom of the container when the main axis is reversed
Notice that the new column begins at the bottom of the flex container. This is because reversing the main
axis changes not only the display order, but also the main-start and main-end edges.
The same effect is achieved by the following shorthand:
flex-flow: column-reverse wrap;
■ Although it might not be immediately obvious, the browser doesn't reorder the flex items and then lay them
out. It actually does reverse the axis along which they're displayed. That's why Flex item 4 overflows to the left in
Figure 22-12 , and ends up in the next row or column in Figures 22-13 and 22-15 .
Reversing the Cross Axis
Setting the flex-wrap property to wrap-reverse not only allows the flex container to display multiple rows or
columns, but it also reverses the cross axis. Let's see what effect that has when the main axis runs in the