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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


In this chapter, we’ve now looked at the basic terms, structures, rules, attributes, units, and functions of CSS Grid. We’ve seen that a grid doesn’t have to look like just a bunch of rows and columns, with CSS Grid allowing us to build complex layouts with relatively small tools.

With grid-template-rows, grid-template-columns, grid-area, and grid-template, we can specify what the grid looks like, how large different grid tracks are, and how many of them there are. Moreover, we can precisely define where an item will be placed inside the grid with grid-area, grid-row, grid-column, and their specific start and end variants, such as grid-column-start or grid-row-end. Then, gap definitions help us separate items without the need for complex padding and margin definitions on the items.

To practice the things we’ve learned now, we will have our first look at Awesome Analytics, our overarching project, in the next chapter. We will learn how to apply grids to existing structures and how to work with CSS Grid to achieve the layouts we’d like.