CSS grid-row-start Property

The grid-row-start CSS property defines the start row of the item. This property is a part of the grid-row shorthand property.

Initial Value auto
Applies to Grid items.
Inherited No.
Animatable Yes. The placement of items is animatable.
Version CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1
DOM Syntax object.style.gridRowStart = "5";

Syntax

grid-row-start: auto | row-line | 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: 20px;
      background-color: #ccc;
      padding: 10px;
      }
      .grid-container > div {
      background-color: #eee;
      text-align: center;
      padding: 30px 0;
      font-size: 30px;
      }
      .box {
      grid-row-start: auto;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Grid-row-start property example</h2>
    <div class="grid-container">
      <div>1</div>
      <div>2</div>
      <div class="box">3</div>
      <div>4</div>
      <div>5</div>
      <div>6</div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

In the following example, the third box starts from the first row:

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: 20px;
      background-color: #ccc;
      padding: 10px;
      }
      .grid-container > div {
      background-color: #eee;
      text-align: center;
      padding: 30px 0;
      font-size: 30px;
      }
      .box {
      grid-row-start: 1;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Grid-row-start property example</h2>
    <div class="grid-container">
      <div>1</div>
      <div>2</div>
      <div class="box">3</div>
      <div>4</div>
      <div>5</div>
      <div>6</div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Another example, where the forth box starts from the second row:

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: 20px;
      background-color: #ccc;
      padding: 10px;
      }
      .grid-container > div {
      background-color: #eee;
      text-align: center;
      padding: 30px 0;
      font-size: 30px;
      }
      .box {
      grid-row-start: 2;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Grid-row-start property example</h2>
    <div class="grid-container">
      <div>1</div>
      <div>2</div>
      <div>3</div>
      <div class="box">4</div>
      <div>5</div>
      <div>6</div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Values

Value Description
auto Only one row will be spanned. This is the default value of this property.
row-line Specifies on which row the display of the item should start.
initial Makes the property use its default value.
inherit Inherits the property from its parents element.




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