The left property defines an offset of the left edge of an absolutely positioned element from the left edge of its positioning context, or the horizontal distance which a relatively positioned element will be displaced.
length − A fixed distance from the left of the positioning context.
percent − Some percentage of the width of the positioning context, assuming that the width of the context has been set explicitly.
auto − Default. Lets the browser calculate the left position.
All the HTML positioned element.
object.style.left = "2px";
Here is the example which shows effect of this property −
<html> <head> </head> <body> <p style = "position:absolute; left:100px;"> This line will be positioned 100px away from the left edge of this window. </p> </body> </html>
It will produce the following result −