flex-flow

The flex-flow property is a sub-property of the Flexible Box Layout module.

It is a shorthand for flex-direction and flex-wrap.

Syntax

flex-flow: <‘flex-direction’> || <‘flex-wrap’>

.flex-container {
  flex-flow: row wrap;
}

You can specify one or two values, no matter the order.

Demo

Both lists behave in the exact same way:

  • The blue one has flex-direction: row and flex-wrap: wrap
  • The red one has flex-flow: row wrap
Check out this Pen!

Related Properties

Other Resources

Browser Support

  • (modern) means the recent syntax from the specification (e.g. display: flex;)
  • (hybrid) means an odd unofficial syntax from 2011 (e.g. display: flexbox;)
  • (old) means the old syntax from 2009 (e.g. display: box;)
Chrome Safari Firefox Opera IE Android iOS
21+ (modern)
20- (old)
3.1+ (old) 2-21 (old)
22+ (new)
12.1+ (modern) 10+ (hybrid) 2.1+ (old) 3.2+ (old)

Blackberry browser 10+ supports the new syntax.

For more informations about how to mix syntaxes in order to get the best browser support, please refer to this article (CSS-Tricks) or this article (DevOpera).

Comments

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    Ryan Ludwig
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    Hi Chris,

    Just a note that flex-flow: row wrap; (shorthand or long) is only supported in Chrome and Opera right now. The other browsers don’t “wrap” rows yet.

    Here’s your codepen in Firefox 22, Chrome 27, and Safari 6.
    http://i.imgur.com/CAA6IVw.png

    Little more info at
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/flex-flow

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