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Mastering CSS Grid

By : Pascal Thormeier
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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 Tachyons implements grids

Although Tachyons has not been actively maintained for a few years, it remains a popular framework that is loved by many. Its functional (as the developers used to call it) approach feels very much like a predecessor of Tailwind’s core principle of utility-first.

We can see the landing page of the Tachyons website in the following screenshot:

Figure 8.14 – The Tachyons landing page

Figure 8.14 – The Tachyons landing page

A still-open pull request on GitHub from August 2022 implements support for CSS Grid but was never officially released. However, the latest stable version supports Flexbox, and the documentation offers examples of float-based grids built with utility classes.

Funnily enough, the Flexbox syntax is almost identical to that of Tailwind, and, according to the pull request, parts of the CSS Grid implementation would have followed suit.

Generally, Tachyons grids combine the fl class, which stands for float: left;, and a...