CSS grid-template-areas Property

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.grid-container {
  display: grid;
  "header header header"
  "nav nav nav"
  "column1 column2 column3"
  "footer footer footer";

.item1 { grid-area: header; }
.item2 { grid-area: nav; }
.item3 { grid-area: column1; }
.item4 { grid-area: column2; }
.item5 { grid-area: column3; }
.item6 { grid-area: footer; }


The grid-template-areas property specifies named grid areas, establishing the cells in the grid and assigning them names.

The syntax of the grid-template-areas property also provides a visualization of the structure of the grid, making the overall layout of the grid container easier to understand.

Default value:none
Version:CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

grid-template-areas: none|itemnames|initial|inherite|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
none This is default value. No named grid areas.
itemnames Specifies a sequence how each columns and row should display.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  grid-template-areas: none;
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