grid

The grid CSS property is a shorthand property that sets all of the explicit and implicit grid properties in a single declaration.

Using grid you specify one axis using grid-template-rows or grid-template-columns, you then specify how content should auto-repeat in the other axis using the implicit grid properties: grid-auto-rows, grid-auto-columns, and grid-auto-flow.

Note

The sub-properties you don’t specify are set to their initial value, as normal for shorthands. Also, the gutter properties are NOT reset by this shorthand.

Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:

Syntax

/* <'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: revert;
grid: unset;

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 definition

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies togrid containers
Inheritedno
Percentagesas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
  • grid-template-rows: as specified, but with relative lengths converted into absolute lengths
  • grid-template-columns: as specified, but with relative lengths converted into absolute lengths
  • grid-template-areas: as specified
  • grid-auto-rows: the percentage as specified or the absolute length
  • grid-auto-columns: the percentage as specified or the absolute length
  • grid-auto-flow: as specified
  • grid-column-gap: the percentage as specified or the absolute length
  • grid-row-gap: the percentage as specified or the absolute length
  • column-gap: as specified, with <length>s made absolute, and normal computing to zero except on multi-column elements
  • row-gap: as specified, with <length>s made absolute, and normal computing to zero except on multi-column elements
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

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

Examples

Creating a grid layout

HTML

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

CSS

#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

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also