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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)
1
Part 1–Working with CSS Grid
5
Part 2 – Understanding the CSS Grid Periphery
9
Part 3 – Exploring the Wider Ecosystem
12
Part 4 – A Quick Reference

Learning how Tailwind implements grids

Tailwind is a somewhat polarising framework. On their website, the developers claim that Tailwind allows us to rapidly build modern websites without ever leaving our HTML. Tailwind uses utility classes and considers itself utility-first.

We can see the landing page of Tailwind’s website in the following screenshot:

Figure 8.1 – Tailwind’s landing page

Figure 8.1 – Tailwind’s landing page

Utility classes are a CSS paradigm that, unlike Atomic CSS, object-oriented CSS (OOCSS), or Block Element Modifier (BEM), does not directly give names to components. Instead, it introduces classes named after what they do. The philosophy behind utility frameworks is maximizing single CSS classes’ reusability.

For example, consider a hammer: we don’t have different hammers for hanging picture frames, building shelves, and fixing broken machines (well, some people do, but most people don’t); we only have a hammer, which we...