The grid CSS property is a shorthand property that sets all of the explicit grid properties (grid-template-rows, grid-template-columns, and grid-template-areas), all the implicit grid properties (grid-auto-rows, grid-auto-columns, and grid-auto-flow), and the gutter properties (grid-column-gap and grid-row-gap) in a single declaration.

/* <'grid-template'> values */
grid: none;
grid: "a" 100px "b" 1fr;
grid: [linename1] "a" 100px [linename2];
grid: "a" 200px "b" min-content;
grid: "a" minmax(100px, max-content) "b" 20%;
grid: 100px / 200px;
grid: minmax(400px, min-content) / repeat(auto-fill, 50px);

/* <'grid-template-rows'> /
   [ auto-flow && dense? ] <'grid-auto-columns'>? values */
grid: 200px / auto-flow;
grid: 30% / auto-flow dense;
grid: repeat(3, [line1 line2 line3] 200px) / auto-flow 300px;
grid: [line1] minmax(20em, max-content) / auto-flow dense 40%;

/* [ auto-flow && dense? ] <'grid-auto-rows'>? /
   <'grid-template-columns'> values */
grid: auto-flow / 200px;
grid: auto-flow dense / 30%;
grid: auto-flow 300px / repeat(3, [line1 line2 line3] 200px);
grid: auto-flow dense 40% / [line1] minmax(20em, max-content);

/* Global values */
grid: inherit;
grid: initial;
grid: unset;

Note: You can only specify the explicit or the implicit grid properties in a single grid declaration. The sub-properties you don’t specify are set to their initial value, as normal for shorthands. Also, the gutter properties are reset by this shorthand, even though they can’t be set by it.

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies togrid containers
Inheritedno
Percentagesas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Mediavisual
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

<'grid-template'>
Defines the grid-template including grid-template-columns, grid-template-rows and grid-template-areas.
<'grid-template-rows'> / [ auto-flow && dense? ] <'grid-auto-columns'>?
Sets up an auto-flow by setting the row tracks explicitly via the grid-template-rows property (and the grid-template-columns property to none) and specifying how to auto-repeat the column tracks via grid-auto-columns (and setting grid-auto-rows to auto). grid-auto-flow is also set to column accordingly, with dense if it’s specified.

All other grid sub-properties are reset to their initial values.

[ auto-flow && dense? ] <'grid-auto-rows'>? / <'grid-template-columns'>
Sets up an auto-flow by setting the column tracks explicitly via the grid-template-columns property (and the grid-template-rows property to none) and specifying how to auto-repeat the row tracks via grid-auto-rows (and setting grid-auto-columns to auto). grid-auto-flow is also set to row accordingly, with dense if it’s specified.

All other grid sub-properties are reset to their initial values.

Formal syntax

<'grid-template'> | <'grid-template-rows'> / [ auto-flow && dense? ] <'grid-auto-columns'>? | [ auto-flow && dense? ] <'grid-auto-rows'>? / <'grid-template-columns'>

Example

HTML Content

<div id="container">
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
  <div></div>
</div>

CSS Content

#container {
  display: grid;
  grid: repeat(2, 60px) / auto-flow 80px;
}

#container > div {
  background-color: #8ca0ff;
  width: 50px;
  height: 50px;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Grid Layout
The definition of 'grid' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 57.0[1] (Yes)[2] 52.0 (52.0)[3] No support[4] 44[5] 10.1
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 57.0[1] 57.0[1] (Yes) 52.0 (52.0)[2] No support[3] 10.3

[1] Implemented behind the experimental Web Platform features flag in chrome://flags since Chrome 29.0.

[2] Unprefixed as of EdgeHTML 16. Previously available with vendor prefix, Build Number 10240+ or IE11. unprefixed version: Windows Insider Preview Build 16237+ in platform status.

[3] Implemented behind the preference layout.css.grid.enabled since Gecko 40.0 (Firefox 40.0 / Thunderbird 40.0 / SeaMonkey 2.37), defaulting to false. Since Gecko 52.0 it is enabled by default.

[4] Internet Explorer 11 implements an older version of the specification, which doesn't define the grid shorthand and requires vender prefix. See the request for updating the implementation and platform status.

[5] Implemented behind the Enable experimental Web Platform features flag in chrome://flags since Opera 28.0.

See also

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