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Mastering CSS Grid

By : Pascal Thormeier
4.3 (3)
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)
1
Part 1–Working with CSS Grid
5
Part 2 – Understanding the CSS Grid Periphery
9
Part 3 – Exploring the Wider Ecosystem
12
Part 4 – A Quick Reference

Arranging grid items and grid cells with alignment and justification rules

By default, all grid items are arranged within the grid cells in a stretched manner. Think of the Awesome Analytics dashboard. The following figure of the dashboard illustrates this behavior:

Figure 3.1 – The Awesome Analytics dashboard with its sidebar and some chart boxes marked with colors

Figure 3.1 – The Awesome Analytics dashboard with its sidebar and some chart boxes marked with colors

The sidebar (1), marked with a red border, stretches to fill the entire height. We can see this with the white and gray backgrounds. Its content wouldn’t take up that much space, in any case. The same behavior applies to the chart boxes.

We see in the first row that a pie chart fits in a single grid cell, as shown in the chart box marked with blue (2), but the chart stretches to its available space when defined as such, as illustrated by the chart box marked in orange (3).

In most cases, this is the expected and desired behavior. However, in some cases, we’d like...