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Mastering CSS Grid

By : Pascal Thormeier
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Book Image

Mastering CSS Grid

4.3 (3)
By: Pascal Thormeier

Overview of this book

CSS Grid has revolutionized web design by filling a long-existing gap in creating real, dynamic grids on the web. This book will help you grasp these CSS Grid concepts in a step-by-step way, empowering you with the knowledge and skills needed to design beautiful and responsive grid-based layouts for your web projects. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of CSS Grid by taking you through both fundamental and advanced concepts with practical exercises. You'll learn how to create responsive layouts and discover best practices for incorporating grids into any design. As you advance, you'll explore the dynamic interplay between CSS Grid and flexbox, culminating in the development of a usable responsive web project as a reference for further improvement. You'll also see how frameworks utilize CSS Grid to construct reusable components and learn to rebuild and polyfill CSS Grid for browsers that don't fully support it yet. The concluding chapters include a quick reference and cheat sheet, making this book an indispensable resource for frontend developers of all skill levels. By the end of this book, you'll have thoroughly explored all aspects of CSS Grid and gained expert-level proficiency, enabling you to craft beautiful and functional layouts for web projects of any size.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1–Working with CSS Grid
Part 2 – Understanding the CSS Grid Periphery
Part 3 – Exploring the Wider Ecosystem
Part 4 – A Quick Reference

Polyfilling CSS Grid’s Missing Features

Although CSS Grid Level 1 was released in 2020, at the time of writing, not all features are supported in every major browser. Currently, subgrid is only supported by Firefox and Safari, with a distinct lack of support in Chromium-based browsers, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately, masonry support is even worse – no major browser supports it by default. Firefox offers an implementation that needs to be enabled manually.

CSS, being a living standard with the release of CSS3, evolves. New features are defined in drafts first, then discussed, and afterward, redefined as standards. Sometimes, these discussions and redrafts can go on for literally decades. For example, the first draft of CSS Grid was released in 2007. The current CSS Grid Level 1 definition was only released around 13 years later. So, naturally, developers read these standards and get excited about these new features. That’s why there are...