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CSS grid-template Property

The grid-template property is a shorthand that sets the following properties in a single declaration:

CSS Demo: grid-template

grid-template: auto / auto auto auto;
grid-template: 100px / auto auto auto;
grid-template: 100px / 50px 50px auto;
grid-template: auto / 50px auto 50px;
grid-template: 100px / 50px 50px 50px;

Technical Details

Default value
as each of the properties of the shorthand:
  • grid-template-columns: none
  • grid-template-rows: none
  • grid-template-areas: none
Applies to grid containers
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1
JavaScript syntax object.style.gridTemplate = "auto / auto 70% auto" Demo

CSS Syntax:

grid-template: grid-template-rows / grid-template-columns|grid-template-areas|none|initial|inherit;


The following example shows how to use grid-template property:

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Specify two rows, where "item1" spans the first two columns in the first two rows:

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Create responsive website template using grid layout:

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Create basic Calendar using grid layout:

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the grid-template property:

grid-template 57 52 44 10.1 16

Property Values

The following table describes the values of grid-template property:

Value Description
grid-template-rows / grid-template-columns Specifies the sizes of the columns and rows
grid-template-areas Specifies the grid layout using named items
none No specific sizing of the columns or rows (This is default)
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Grid Layout tutorial

CSS grid property

CSS grid-area property

CSS grid-template-areas property

CSS grid-template-rows property

CSS grid-template-columns property

CSS grid-auto-flow property

CSS grid-auto-columns property

CSS grid-column-gap property