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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

Animating grids

Another open issue in the CSSWG Draft repository is the ability to animate every grid aspect natively. So far, transitions have not covered many aspects, and animations can be complex.

The whole issue from 2021 can be found here:

Understanding the goal of grid animations

Smoothly animated grids can significantly enhance the user experience. For example, these animations can indicate new or removed elements within a grid, allow a user to smoothly resize the grid if there are power-user applications that let the user highly customize the UI, or make the grid reflow in case of content changes.

The CSSWG Draft issue mentions a library called animate-css-grid. We can use it to animate our CSS grids fully.

Using the animate-css-grid library

To begin, we will install the library with npm. We can then attach the animations using the following code snippet:

import './node_modules/animate-css-grid/dist...