Beneath views, Kumu uses a powerful CSS-based language to control the appearance of your maps.
If you're familiar with CSS, the advanced view editor will quickly become your best friend. The view builder only exposes a small set of the available properties. Being able to write views by hand is the only way to harness the full power of Kumu.
Note: We've adopted standard CSS properties and values wherever possible, straying where
conventional values were irrelevant or misleading (eg
display: map vs
and adding properties specific to Kumu (such as
All values are unitless.
Catalog of Supported Properties
The table below lists all of the properties recognized by Kumu. Hover over the information icon at the far right of the table rows to see additional details and valid values for each property (when there are multiple valid values, we've listed them as separate snippets of
inline code). Scroll to the bottom for a list of available
If you find a property or a value that's not documented here, let us know!
@settings Supported Properties
@settings properties are best grouped into a number of categories based on what they can control.
- focus (selector, prompt)
- text-overflow (off, auto, manual, wrap, clip)
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