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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 learned about the project we’ll be working on throughout the book: Awesome Analytics. Although its data is gibberish, Awesome Analytics is a realistic example we can use to practice our CSS Grid skills and shows us how to create complex user interfaces with CSS Grid.

We’ve practiced the basic rules of CSS Grid with our first task of implementing the page layout and a self-arranging grid for the chart boxes and have satisfied all the stakeholders. Our result looks just like the mockups. To achieve this result, we’ve used grid areas, sizing keywords, and the repeat function, and we’ve altered grid flow and added rows automatically. In the following chapters, we’ll further build upon this knowledge and create even more complex user interfaces.

Since we know the repository, we know how to navigate through the code base and which tools we’ll use in the next chapter.

The next chapter will show you how...