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Mastering CSS Grid

By : Pascal Thormeier
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Mastering CSS Grid

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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

Creating a polyfill for masonry

Now that we’ve created our first polyfill, we can also use the same approach to create a polyfill for masonry. However, we won’t be able to recreate the full functionality of the feature, since it involves reordering elements within the grid, especially when used for grid-template-columns.

Nevertheless, we’ll create a polyfill that can be used with grid-template-rows that aligns all elements given in a masonry layout.

Understanding how masonry is meant to work

Masonry layouts work well with content of unknown sizes. As a famous example, Pinterest uses a masonry layout to align images of differing heights, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 7.3 – A masonry layout that can be found on Pinterest

Figure 7.3 – A masonry layout that can be found on Pinterest

We see various images on Pinterest’s Celebrating women in every era everywhere page. They all have equal widths but differing heights, but the space between the images doesn’t...