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

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: 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 typediscrete

Formal syntax

<'flex-direction'> || <'flex-wrap'>


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;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module
The definition of 'flex-flow' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also