CSS grid-column Property

The grid-column property defines size and location of grid item in a grid layout. It is a shorthand for the following properties:

Initial Value auto auto
Applies to Grid items.
Inherited No.
Animatable Yes. Items are animatable.
Version CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1
DOM Syntax object.style.gridColumn = "1/ span 3";

Syntax

grid-column: grid-column-start / grid-column-end | initial | inherit;

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      .grid-container {
      display: grid;
      grid-template-columns: auto auto auto auto;
      grid-gap: 10px;
      background-color: #ccc;
      padding: 10px;
      }
      .grid-container > div {
      background-color: #666;
      text-align: center;
      padding: 20px 0;
      font-size: 20px;
      }
      .box6 {
      grid-column: auto auto;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Grid-column property example</h2>
    <div class="grid-container">
      <div class="box1">1</div>
      <div class="box2">2</div>
      <div class="box3">3</div>
      <div class="box4">4</div>
      <div class="box5">5</div>
      <div class="box6">6</div>
      <div class="box7">7</div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Another example where the grid-column is 1 / 3:

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      .grid-container {
      display: grid;
      grid-template-columns: auto auto auto auto;
      grid-gap: 10px;
      background-color: #ccc;
      padding: 10px;
      }
      .grid-container > div {
      background-color: #888;
      text-align: center;
      padding: 20px 0;
      font-size: 30px;
      }
      .box1 {
      grid-column: 1 / 3;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Grid-column property example</h2>
    <div class="grid-container">
      <div class="box1">1</div>
      <div class="box2">2</div>
      <div class="box3">3</div>
      <div class="box4">4</div>
      <div class="box5">5</div>
      <div class="box6">6</div>
      <div class="box7">7</div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Values

Value Description
grid-column-start Specifies the item’s start position within the column.
grid-column-end Specifies the item’s end position within the column.
initial Makes the property use its default value.
inherit Inherits the property from its parents element.




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