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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

Technical requirements

This chapter will make heavy use of Node.js and npm. Therefore, we’ll need the following tools:

  • A browser, preferably Chromium-based, such as Google Chrome, Brave, Microsoft Edge, or Vivaldi, but Firefox or Apple Safari works too. However, for the subgrid polyfill, a Chromium-based browser is advised.
  • An integrated development environment (IDE) or text editor, such as WebStorm, VS Code, or Vim, with HTML and CSS syntax highlighting.
  • Internet access is necessary to access the code.
  • Git (this is optional; we can also download the folder from GitHub).
  • Node.js with at least version 14 and npm with at least version 6.

If Node.js is not currently installed on your system, or you’ve got the wrong version, the node version manager (nvm) is a fantastic tool to handle different Node.js versions on one system.

All the code for this chapter can be found on GitHub in this repository: