Baseline Widely available

This feature is well established and works across many devices and browser versions. It’s been available across browsers since September 2020.

The flex-flow CSS shorthand property specifies the direction of a flex container, as well as its wrapping behavior.

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Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:


/* flex-flow: <'flex-direction'> */
flex-flow: row;
flex-flow: row-reverse;
flex-flow: column;
flex-flow: column-reverse;

/* flex-flow: <'flex-wrap'> */
flex-flow: nowrap;
flex-flow: wrap;
flex-flow: wrap-reverse;

/* flex-flow: <'flex-direction'> and <'flex-wrap'> */
flex-flow: row nowrap;
flex-flow: column wrap;
flex-flow: column-reverse wrap-reverse;

/* Global values */
flex-flow: inherit;
flex-flow: initial;
flex-flow: revert;
flex-flow: revert-layer;
flex-flow: unset;


See flex-direction and flex-wrap for details on the values.

Formal definition

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies toflex containers
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typeas each of the properties of the shorthand:

Formal syntax

flex-flow = 
<'flex-direction'> ||


Setting column-reverse and wrap

element {
  /* Main-axis is the block direction with reversed main-start and main-end. Flex items are laid out in multiple lines */
  flex-flow: column-reverse wrap;


CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1
# flex-flow-property

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