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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

Building Advanced Grid Layouts

The last two chapters were about learning the basics of CSS Grid and getting used to them. We’ve practiced adding grid layouts to pages and automatically arranging items. Since we’ve gained experience, we will now look into more advanced features of CSS Grid, one of which is not even available in all browsers yet, as of 2022.

In this chapter, we will look at advanced grid areas, the placement of grid items within grid cells, and subgrids, and how they differ from nested grids. And we’ll further develop parts of Awesome Analytics, our overarching project.

We’ll look at the following topics:

  • What are the row axis and column axis?
  • Arranging grid items and grid cells with the align and justify properties
  • Defining and using advanced grid templates
  • Creating subgrids
  • Emulating subgrids with nested grids
  • Masonry layouts
  • Practicing with Awesome Analytics