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Dennis Gaebel

Design Technologist passionate for Open Source, SVG, Typography, Web Animation, Interaction Development & Pattern Based Design.


grid-template-columns / grid-template-rows

The grid-template-rows and grid-template-columns properties are the primary CSS properties for establishing a grid layout, once the element is a grid context (display: grid;).

There are also -ms-grid-columns and -ms-grid-rows, which are the old IE version of this. You may want to consider Autoprefixing to get them, or not, your call. There was also a weird period where they were grid-definition-columns and grid-definition-rows, but that’s not a thing anymore.

Here’s an example derived from Microsoft’s Read article “grid-template-columns / grid-template-rows”


grid-row / grid-column

The grid-row and grid-column properties define which row or column an element will be displayed on.

.element {
  grid-row: 1 / 2;
  grid-column: 3 / -1;

Here’s an explicit 3 × 3 grid where these properties are used to place grid items onto it in specific places:

CodePen Embed Fallback Related Browser Support… Read article “grid-row / grid-column”