Z-Index

Utilities for controlling the stack order of an element.

Class reference

Class Properties
.z-0 z-index: 0;
.z-10 z-index: 10;
.z-20 z-index: 20;
.z-30 z-index: 30;
.z-40 z-index: 40;
.z-50 z-index: 50;
.z-auto z-index: auto;

Usage

Control the stack order (or three-dimensional positioning) of an element in Tailwind, regardless of order it has been displayed, using the .z-{index} utilities.

z-40
z-30
z-20
z-10
z-0
<div class="z-40 ml-0 mt-0 bg-gray-400">z-40</div>
<div class="z-30 ml-2 mt-2 bg-gray-500">z-30</div>
<div class="z-20 ml-4 mt-4 bg-gray-600">z-20</div>
<div class="z-10 ml-6 mt-6 bg-gray-700">z-10</div>
<div class="z-0 ml-8 mt-8 bg-gray-800">z-0</div>

Responsive

To control the z-index of an element at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing z-index utility. For example, use md:z-50 to apply the z-50 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

For more information about Tailwind's responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.

yellow
z-40
z-30
z-20
z-10
z-0
yellow
z-40
z-30
z-20
z-10
z-0
yellow
z-40
z-30
z-20
z-10
z-0
yellow
z-40
z-30
z-20
z-10
z-0
yellow
z-40
z-30
z-20
z-10
z-0

Customizing

Z-Index Scale

By default Tailwind provides six numeric z-index utilities and an auto utility. You change, add, or remove these by editing the theme.zIndex section of your Tailwind config.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
theme: {
zIndex: {
      '0': 0,
-     '10': 10,
-     '20': 20,
-     '30': 30,
-     '40': 40,
-     '50': 50,
+     '25': 25,
+     '50': 50,
+     '75': 75,
+     '100': 100,
      'auto': 'auto',
}
}
}

Responsive and pseudo-class variants

By default, only responsive variants are generated for z-index utilities.

You can control which variants are generated for the z-index utilities by modifying the zIndex property in the variants section of your tailwind.config.js file.

For example, this config will also generate hover and focus variants:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
variants: {
    // ...
-   zIndex: ['responsive'],
+   zIndex: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus'],
}
}

Disabling

If you don't plan to use the z-index utilities in your project, you can disable them entirely by setting the zIndex property to false in the corePlugins section of your config file:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
corePlugins: {
    // ...
+   zIndex: false,
}
}