Grid Column Start / End

Utilities for controlling how elements are sized and placed across grid columns.

Class reference

Class Properties
.col-auto grid-column: auto;
.col-span-1 grid-column: span 1 / span 1;
.col-span-2 grid-column: span 2 / span 2;
.col-span-3 grid-column: span 3 / span 3;
.col-span-4 grid-column: span 4 / span 4;
.col-span-5 grid-column: span 5 / span 5;
.col-span-6 grid-column: span 6 / span 6;
.col-span-7 grid-column: span 7 / span 7;
.col-span-8 grid-column: span 8 / span 8;
.col-span-9 grid-column: span 9 / span 9;
.col-span-10 grid-column: span 10 / span 10;
.col-span-11 grid-column: span 11 / span 11;
.col-span-12 grid-column: span 12 / span 12;
.col-start-1 grid-column-start: 1;
.col-start-2 grid-column-start: 2;
.col-start-3 grid-column-start: 3;
.col-start-4 grid-column-start: 4;
.col-start-5 grid-column-start: 5;
.col-start-6 grid-column-start: 6;
.col-start-7 grid-column-start: 7;
.col-start-8 grid-column-start: 8;
.col-start-9 grid-column-start: 9;
.col-start-10 grid-column-start: 10;
.col-start-11 grid-column-start: 11;
.col-start-12 grid-column-start: 12;
.col-start-13 grid-column-start: 13;
.col-start-auto grid-column-start: auto;
.col-end-1 grid-column-end: 1;
.col-end-2 grid-column-end: 2;
.col-end-3 grid-column-end: 3;
.col-end-4 grid-column-end: 4;
.col-end-5 grid-column-end: 5;
.col-end-6 grid-column-end: 6;
.col-end-7 grid-column-end: 7;
.col-end-8 grid-column-end: 8;
.col-end-9 grid-column-end: 9;
.col-end-10 grid-column-end: 10;
.col-end-11 grid-column-end: 11;
.col-end-12 grid-column-end: 12;
.col-end-13 grid-column-end: 13;
.col-end-auto grid-column-end: auto;

Spanning columns

Use the col-span-{n} utilities to make an element span n columns.

<div class="grid grid-cols-3 gap-4">
  <div class="col-span-3 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-span-2 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-span-1 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-span-1 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-span-2 ..."></div>
</div>

Starting and ending lines

Use the col-start-{n} and col-end-{n} utilities to make an element start or end at the nth grid line. These can also be combined with the col-span-{n} utilities to span a specific number of columns.

Note that CSS grid lines start at 1, not 0, so a full-width element in a 6-column grid would start at line 1 and end at line 7.

<div class="grid grid-cols-6 gap-4">
  <div class="col-start-2 col-span-4 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-start-1 col-end-3 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-end-7 col-span-2 ..."></div>
  <div class="col-start-1 col-end-7 ..."></div>
</div>

Responsive

To control the column placement of an element at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing grid-column utility. For example, use md:col-span-6 to apply the col-span-6 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

For more information about Tailwind's responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.

Customizing

By default Tailwind includes grid-column utilities for working with grids with up to 12 columns. You change, add, or remove these by customizing the gridColumn, gridColumnStart, and gridColumnEnd sections of your Tailwind theme config.

For creating more col-{value} utilities that control the grid-column shorthand property directly, customize the gridColumn section of your Tailwind theme config:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
theme: {
extend: {
gridColumn: {
+       'span-16': 'span 16 / span 16',
}
}
}
}

We use this internally for our col-span-{n} utilities. Note that since this configures the grid-column shorthand property directly, we include the word span directly in the value name, it's not baked into the class name automatically. That means you are free to add entries that do whatever you want here — they don't just have to be span utilities.

To add new col-start-{n} utilities, use the gridColumnStart section of your Tailwind theme config:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
theme: {
extend: {
gridColumnStart: {
+       '13': '13',
+       '14': '14',
+       '15': '15',
+       '16': '16',
+       '17': '17',
}
}
}
}

To add new col-end-{n} utilities, use the gridColumnEnd section of your Tailwind theme config:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
theme: {
extend: {
gridColumnEnd: {
+       '13': '13',
+       '14': '14',
+       '15': '15',
+       '16': '16',
+       '17': '17',
}
}
}
}

Learn more about customizing the default theme in the theme customization documentation.

Responsive and pseudo-class variants

By default, only responsive variants are generated for grid-column utilities.

You can control which variants are generated for the grid-column utilities by modifying the gridColumn, gridColumnStart, and gridColumnEnd properties in the variants section of your tailwind.config.js file.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
variants: {
    // ...
+   gridColumn: ['responsive', 'hover'],
+   gridColumnStart: ['responsive', 'hover'],
+   gridColumnStartEnd: ['responsive', 'hover'],
}
}

Learn more about configuring variants in the configuring variants documentation.

Disabling

If you don't plan to use the grid-column utilities in your project, you can disable them entirely by setting the gridColumn, gridColumnStart, and gridColumnEnd properties to false in the corePlugins section of your tailwind.config.js file.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
corePlugins: {
    // ...
+   gridColumn: false,
+   gridColumnStart: false,
+   gridColumnStartEnd: false,
}
}