Published Feb 27, 2022
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The clamp() function restricts a given value between an upper and lower bound. In this way, it acts like a combination of the min() and max() functions.


<property>: clamp(<lower bound>, <value>, <upper bound>)

The <value> is valid as long as it is between the <lower bound> and <upper bound>. This ensures that the <property> has a minimum and maximum <value>.

Each argument to clamp() can be a combination of CSS units, or evaluations of them, using the following:

  • Absolute units: 10px
  • Relative units: 40vh
  • Math expressions: 40vw - 20px
  • Nested math function values: min(20vw, 200px)


.display-font {
font-size: clamp(2rem, 3vw, 5rem);

In the example above, .display-font elements will have their font-size clamped down to span 3% of the viewport’s width. However, it can be no more than 5rem and no less than 2rem.

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