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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 about some alternatives for grid layouts

Let’s discuss how we can escape grids or alter them so that their disadvantages don’t matter anymore. What could some alternatives to grid-based layouts be? Is it even possible to work without grids entirely?

Breaking out of the grid

We can ensure that elements don't fill entire grid cells or purposefully make them overflow grid cells. Although technically still using a grid, we give the illusion of breaking out of it. This way, we can still have all the benefits of grids.

The Texas-based nail studio Cure Nails ( uses this technique to create more dynamic layouts. It makes elements overlap each other, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 6.10 – Part of the website of Cure Nails

Figure 6.10 – Part of the website of Cure Nails

We can see several elements, with a central image showing a pair of hands. The title to the right overlaps with the image, fusing it with the content. A second image to...