The grid-template-areas CSS property specifies named grid areas, establishing the cells in the grid and assigning them names.

Those areas are not associated with any particular grid item, but can be referenced from the grid-placement properties grid-row-start, grid-row-end, grid-column-start, grid-column-end, and their shorthands grid-row, grid-column, and grid-area.


/* Keyword value */
grid-template-areas: none;

/* <string> values */
grid-template-areas: "a b";
grid-template-areas: "a b b"
                     "a c d";

/* Global values */
grid-template-areas: inherit;
grid-template-areas: initial;
grid-template-areas: revert;
grid-template-areas: unset;


The grid container doesn’t define any named grid areas.
A row is created for every separate string listed, and a column is created for each cell in the string. Multiple named cell tokens within and between rows create a single named grid area that spans the corresponding grid cells. Unless those cells form a rectangle, the declaration is invalid.

Formal definition

Initial valuenone
Applies togrid containers
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

none | <string>+


Specifying named grid areas


<section id="page">
  <main>Main area</main>


#page {
  display: grid;
  width: 100%;
  height: 250px;
  grid-template-areas: "head head"
                       "nav  main"
                       "nav  foot";
  grid-template-rows: 50px 1fr 30px;
  grid-template-columns: 150px 1fr;

#page > header {
  grid-area: head;
  background-color: #8ca0ff;

#page > nav {
  grid-area: nav;
  background-color: #ffa08c;

#page > main {
  grid-area: main;
  background-color: #ffff64;

#page > footer {
  grid-area: foot;
  background-color: #8cffa0;



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

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also