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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

Learning how Foundation implements grids

Similar to Bootstrap, Foundation is a true veteran of CSS Frameworks. Its first release dates back to September 2011, putting its date of initial release near Bootstrap’s.

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

Figure 8.9 – Foundation’s landing page

Figure 8.9 – Foundation’s landing page

Foundation has received many updates over the years, with the current version being Foundation 6. Although many asked whether it was still maintained, the developers stated in December 2022 that they were working on a beta for Foundation 7.

Foundation has had three different grid systems, all still documented and available, although two are deactivated by default. We’ll go through all of them next.

Float grid

The oldest grid implementation of Foundation, the float-based grid, is only necessary if we need to support Internet Explorer 10 (IE10). Arguably, not many projects need to...